HC Deb 10 March 1954 vol 524 c151W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Undersecretary of State for Air if he is aware of the unsatisfactory administration of the camp at Hednesford and, in particular, of the bad condition of the bedding and of the refusal of leave entitlement; and if he will make an investigation into conditions at the camp.

Mr. Ward

R.A.F. Station, Hednesford, was built as a temporary camp during the war and the standard of comfort is, therefore, rather below that provided at permanent stations. The camp has had to be kept in use because of the present shortage of accommodation both in the Service and in the country as a whole. I am not, however, aware of shortcomings in the administration there. At a recent inspection, the condition of the bedding was found satisfactory. There has been to my knowledge no refusal of leave entitlement. If the hon. Member could let me have details of complaints he has had, I would be glad to look into them.

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