HC Deb 22 January 1947 vol 432 cc47-8W
80. Mr. Lipson

asked the Secretary of State for Air why, in view of Air-Marshal Lord Tedder's announcement that parades would be reduced there are now, for Accounts Section, three parades a day at the R.A.F. station at Podington, Northants, instead of two a week.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

During the war, airmen at Podington, as at many other stations, were allowed to go independently to their work. In peacetime, however, it is found that it saves time and improves discipline to parade airmen at the beginning and end of duty. I am glad to assure the hon. Member, however, that many other parades which we now regard as unnecessary are being abolished.