§ Colonel DAY
asked the Secretary of State for Air if he is aware of the hardship inflicted upon married men on the strength of the force at various Royal Air Force stations owing to the shortage of married quarters; and what steps are being taken to overcome the shortage and resulting hardship?
§ Sir S. HOARE
I am aware that there is some hardship for married airmen owing to the lack of provision of married quarters. Steps are being taken, as quickly as the need for economy will allow, to provide the necessary accommodation. At present over 55 per cent. has been provided. An additional 20 per cent. is under construction, and it is hoped that the remainder will be completed in the course of the next few years.