§ Sir P. Macdonald
asked the Under-secretary of State for Air if he is aware of the bad conditions existing in Weeton Camp, Lancashire; and if steps are being taken to improve these conditions.
§ Mr. Strachey
I am aware that a reduced scale of accommodation at Weeton has been authorised for some N.C.O.s who are being specially retrained in connection with the release programme. This re-training is a temporary commitment which does not justify additional building in present conditions, and if we met it by using other stations for the purpose we should require more men. In the interests of the release programme, therefore, the present scale of accommodation must continue until the emergency has been overcome.