§ 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, it48W 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.