HC Deb 27 May 1952 vol 501 c127W
14. Mr. Snow

asked the Secretary of State for War why the Z Reserve intake which started anti-aircraft training on 27th April at Sugar Site, Towyn, Wales, were charged 6d. for barrack-room damages although under canvas; and why new straw was not provided for palliasses.

Mr. Head

There were some 10 units in this camp on that date and I find that in one of them a charge was made for barrack damages. It is not clear why this should have been necessary and I am looking into the facts and will write to the hon. Member. New straw is issued every 32 days and intermediate issues for topping up palliasses are made after they have been in use for 16 days.