HC Deb 13 February 1963 vol 671 c1283
8. Mr. B. Harrison

asked the Secretary of State for War what recreational and educational facilities are available to United Kingdom troops at Kota Belud.

Mr. Profumo

Instruction is given in the Army Certificates of Educatior to meet individual needs. The soldiers there can also make use of the Forces Correspondence Course Scheme. There is a library, and periodicals and come newspapers from the United Kingdom are provided free. The main recreational facilities consist of a Minibus, a river boat, a sailing dinghy, a unit cinema and a unit canteen. A concert party was due to visit the camp last week.

Mr. Harrison

Will my right hon. Friend see that the educational facilities are adequate? There might be some skeleton organisation there, but will he investigate the position and ensure that this gets down to the maintenance and construction troops on the spot?

Mr. Profumo

I have already attempted to satisfy myself to this extent: I have been to Kota Belud and I have also asked an officer who has recently returned from there. I believe that all is well and that facilities are as nearly adequate as they can be made