§ Mr. R. Beaumont
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he has considered the copy of a resolution recently passed by the council of the Portsmouth and District Free Church Council, urging the need for an increase in the number of Free Church chaplains in the Air Force; and whether he proposes to take any action to bring about the increase desired?
§ Sir K. Wood
I am not aware of the resolution referred to, but I can assure my hon. Friend that the establishment of Free Church chaplains is in general proportion to the number of officers and airmen who belong to those denominations. The establishment for the current year is still under discussion in my Department, and it is probable that some increase in the establishment of Free Church chaplains will be made.