§ 88. Mr. THOMAS GRIFFITHS
asked the Under-Secretary of State to the Air Ministry if Mirabelle Hallan, a member of the Women's Royal Air Force, was detained in a cell at Redcar for three and a-half days because there was no resident magistrate's clerk in Redcar; whether the charge brought against this woman was dismissed; whether he proposes to take any action against those responsible for wrongly accusing this woman; and whether he will consider the possibility of granting her compensation for the financial loss sustained by her as a result of being kept in prison for this period on an unfounded charge?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Major-General Seely)
Miss Mirabelle Hallen was guilty of a breach of her contract of service, namely, refusal to perform her duties, and, after being several times warned, was handed over to the civil authorities in accordance with the terms of the contract. The action of the civil authorities has already been dealt with in the reply given on behalf of the Home Office on the 24th instant.