§ Mr. W. R. Williams
42, 43 and 44. asked the Secretary of State for Air (1) what additional married quarters have been made available at A Headquarters, Royal Air Force, Habbaniya, since July, 1956; and how many officers and men are on the waiting list at present;
(2) why a number of married quarters at A Headquarters, Royal Air Force, Habbaniya, have been unoccupied for as long as two months; and what action he proposes to take in the matter;
(3) how far the present points system adopted in the allocation of married quarters at A Headquarters, Royal Air Force, Habbaniya, is acceptable to the officers and men concerned.
Mr. C. I. Orr-Ewing:
No additional quarters have been made available at Habbaniya since July, 1956, nor can I offer any hope that any will be. There are at present 13 officers and 61 senior N.C.O.s and airmen on the waiting list. Because of the disruption of family movements to Iraq some quarters have been vacant for about two months. These delays are now ending. The points system 80W for the allocation of quarters at Habbaniya is that used for all R.A.F. stations in the Middle East and I have no reason to doubt its general acceptability.