§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish in the Official Report details of the number of sorties flown by each type of aircraft from Royal Aircraft Establishment Llanbedr in each year since 1974.
§ Mr. Lee
No staff in my Department are currently engaged in tracing those officers commissioned in world 663W war 2 who have not received their commissioning parchments. Considerable efforts were made by the War Office between 1948 and 1962 to trace all the former Army officers concerned and some 250,000 commissioning parchments were issued during that period. It was decided in 1962 that, in view of the pressure on staff resources, no further attempt should be made to trace the minority of former Army officers whose commissioning parchments had not been issued by then. If my hon. Friend has a particular case in mind, he may wish to write to me.