§ 67. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what payments he has agreed to make to the Government of Zambia for accommodation and other facilities for service personnel.
§ Mr. Millan
Local costs arising from the Royal Air Force presence in Zambia are still the subject of discussion with the Zambian Government. The Zambians have, however, agreed to make no charge for the accommodation which they are providing, including necessary alterations and furnishings.
§ 68. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he is satisfied with the standard of accommodation provided for Royal Air Force personnel in Zambia; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Millan
Improvements in the covered accommodation at Ndola and Lusaka continue to be made by extending and occupying more buildings, and by the provision of shelves and cupboards, in addition to the dormitory partitions, hot and cold water and extra ablution facilities already provided. R.A.F. Regiment personnel at Ndola are now moving into excellent accommodation nearby at Bwana M'Kubwa, and this will make living space less tight at Ndola for the remaining men. Accommodation at Livingstone has been satisfactory from the outset.