§ 114. Mr. Currie
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether the shark nets of the bathing beaches at Aden, used by Royal Air Force personnel and their families, have yet been repaired; and whether they are now an effective protection for bathers.
The protection available at the beaches near the Officers Club and the United Services Club has recently been extended and improved. Both nets are fully effective.
§ 115. Mr. Currie
asked the Secretary of State for Air if he will state the approximate date when it is anticipated that air-conditioned sleeping accommodation will be available for all serving Royal Air Force personnel in the Aden Protectorate.
More than half of the R.A.F. personnel in Aden should have air-conditioned sleeping accommodation before the end of 1961. The remainder will be in quarters built to full tropical standards. The question of air-conditioning these buildings is under review.
§ 116. Mr. Currie
asked the Secretary of State for Air what effective steps are being taken to eradicate bed bugs from the sleeping quarters of Royal Air Force personnel in the Aden Protectorate.
This is a continuing problem but the use of modern insecticides and the boiling or destruction of infested beds is bringing about some improvement. New domestic buildings now being built will be easier to keep free of the pests.