asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that the billets of Royal Air Force, Fayid, which were built to hold 28 men, now accommodate 50; and what steps he is taking to remedy this unhealthy billeting of Royal Air Force men in an area which has been declared to be malarial and whose temperatures reach 100°F. in the shade.
As a result of the reinforcement of the Canal Zone, accommodation for officers and men at Fayid is admittedly overcrowded by peace time standards. Extra space is being provided in tents and in vacant married quarters and the situation is being closely watched by the Service medical authorities. There has been no case of malaria among Royal Air Force personnel in Fayid in the past six months.