§ [The question was as follows:
§ To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will state the number of cadets enrolled up to date as members of the Air Training Corps in England, Scotland, and Wales respectively and the number of units formed.]
§ LORD HUTCHISON OF MONTROSE
My Lords, before the noble Lord replies to this question I should like to ask whether there is any censorship of the questions that are put down on our Paper, such as takes place in another place. Secondly, I would say that the enemy are only too glad to obtain information of this nature to-day, and therefore I deprecate any reply involving details being given.
§ LORD MOYNE
My Lords, there is no censorship in your Lordships' House to correspond with the censorship exercised by the Speaker in another place. Questions which are obviously improper are submitted to the Leader of the House and, in the event of any recalcitrance on the part of the noble Lord concerned, the only way to resolve the difference would be to bring it to the notice of your Lordships' House; but it is fortunately a matter which, as far as I know, has not arisen.
§ LORD SNELL
My Lords, in England approximately 163,000 cadets are enrolled in 1,070 units; in Scotland, 13,000 cadets are enrolled in 127 units; and in Wales 11,200 cadets in 101 units.