§ Mr. Moss
asked the Secretary of State for Air why three airmen at Cardington, Bedfordshire, whose qualifications were a degree in electrical engineering, a degree in physics and a higher national certificate in aeronautical engineering, respectively were ordered to walk round an area of the camp picking out long pieces of grass, an incident about which the hon. Member for Meriden has written to him.
A space around and under wooden hutting at Cardington has to be kept clear of grass to prevent a risk of fire. Recruits have sometimes been given the task between the different interviews and tests which take place during the few days they are at the reception unit.