§ Mr. Garry Allighan
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he will give an assurance that officers are instructed to satisfy themselves as to the suitability of accommodation for airmen who are billeted out; whether he is aware that a leading aircraftman, whose name and particulars have been supplied, is billeted with his family near Glasgow and living with five other persons, four of whom are ill, in one small room with no fire-place; and what steps will be taken to improve this man's billet.
§ Mr. Strachey
Commanding officers are certainly responsible for satisfying themselves about the conditions of billets chosen by the Service to which airmen are allotted. The airman in question is, however, living out at his own request in lodgings of his own choice. I understand that efforts have been made privately to help the airman find better accommodation for his family.