HC Deb 07 November 1945 vol 415 c1404W
Wing-Commander Millington

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air how many cinema projection apparatuses have been supplied to the R.A.F. by E.N.S.A. to date; whether he is satisfied that the price charged to N.A.A.F.I. funds has always been a fair one; how many camp cinemas have been closed down because there is a commercial cinema within three miles; how many of these redundant equipments have been sold at a loss; how many are being retained as a useless asset; and how many convictions for fraud have taken place in this connection.

Mr. Strachey

The N.A.A.F.I. department of National Service Entertainment has installed cinema projectors at 207 Royal Air Force stations. They remain the property of the N.A.A.F.I. Corporation, and my Department is not primarily concerned with their purchase, sale or further use by N.A.A.F.I. No cinemas at Royal Air Force stations have been closed for the reasons stated by the hon. and gallant Member, and no members of the Air Force have been convicted in the circumstances to which he refers.