§ Flight-Lieutenant Haire
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the short supply of such articles as toothpaste, boot polish, etc., in N.A.A.F.I. canteens in S.E.A.C, and of the high prices charged for these; and if he will take steps to remedy this matter.
§ Mr. Lawson
I am informed that there is no shortage of toothpaste in S.E.A.C. 51W There is, however, a shortage of boot polish and everything is being done to speed up deliveries. The prices of these goods in S.E.A.C. are comparable to or slightly less than those in this country.