§ 60. Mr. Snow
asked the Secretary of State for Air if he is aware that Royal Air Force personnel recently rendered assistance to many people in Tamworth and to the civic authority by helping to dry out flooded houses with service equipment; if he is further aware of the sense of appreciation of all concerned for this action; and whether, when considering what charge is to be made for such assistance, he will have regard to expenses already incurred by the local authority, and payable from rates, as a result of the flooding.
§ Mr. W. J. Taylor
The Royal Air Force is always glad to give what help it can in emergencies like this. I am grateful for the hon. Gentleman's expression of appreciation; but I am afraid we have no alternative but to recover the cost of our services.