§ 14. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Air Ministry how many women, officers and other ranks, respectively, were in the Women's Royal Air Force on 1st October, 1919; and how many women, other than those in the Women's Royal Air Force, were employed by the Royal Air Force on the same date?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Major-General Seely)
The numerical strength of the Women's Royal Air Force on the 30th of September, 1919, was:
It is proposed to reduce this number to 400 by the 1st of December, and to 200 174 by the 1st January, 1920. The number of female civil subordinates on the same date was 2,529.
Officers 164 Other ranks 5,800
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
Are we to understand that the 400 and 200 respectively apply to all ranks, or only to officers?
§ Major-General SEELY
That is given in my answer. The hon. Member did not hear my answer. I said 400 on 1st December and 200 on 1st January.