HC Deb 20 June 1950 vol 476 c100W
98. Mr. Low

asked the Secretary of State for War how far his plans for in creasing the number of married quarters in the Suez Canal Zone are being delayed by the difficulties in procuring cement; and what action he is taking.

Mr. Strachey

I am not aware of any delay on this account. I have, however, asked the military authorities in the Middle East whether they require any assistance in this respect.

102. Mr. C. I. Orr-Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for War why the married quarters recently constructed on the Suez Canal have been roofed with corrugated iron.

Mr. Strachey

Corrugated iron has been used to roof a few temporary quarters. The quarters are provided with a ceiling to give insulation over the rooms and have proved reasonably comfortable. It is not, however, intended to continue with this design.