§ 61. Mr. BETTERTON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made any estimate of the saving which could be effected in expenditure by a revision of the Royal Air Force establishment, in view of the termination of the War?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Major-General Seely)
This question has been under constant consideration and a provisional establishment has been drawn up which shows very substantial reductions. That establishment is now undergoing further revision with a view to reducing expenditure. The results will be embodied in the detailed Air Estimates, to the presentation of which, during the: autumn, my hon. Friend the Secretary of the Treasury referred in his answer to the right hon. Baronet the Member for the City of London on the 11th instant.
§ Major-General SEELY
Yes, Sir. As I announced in my remarks the day before yesterday the women will be reduced very shortly from the large number they were to 3,000, comprising only those employed, on domestic service.