HC Deb 26 July 1961 vol 645 cc44-5W
Mr. K. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many personal secretaries, shorthand typists and machine operators were employed in his Department in May, 1959, and May, 1961.

Mr. Amery

The numbers of civilian staff in these categories are as follows:

military requirement for the services offered or, otherwise, in consultation with the Republican authorities. Within the military cantonments the Service authorities have a right of control and their practice is to agree to private trading if they consider there is a need for it.

Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Air, in view of the fact that Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes have the privilege of selling duty-free liquor in the sovereign base areas in Cyprus, why local firms are not allowed to sell liquor on which duty has been paid.

Mr. Amery

As in other parts of the world, the military authorities reserve the right to control the sale of liquor within military cantonments. However duty-paid liquor is sold at a number of establishments operated by local firms in the Sovereign Base Areas.