25.Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON
asked the Secretary of State for War and Air if he will state the number of youths at the Royal Air Force school of technical training at Halton Camp, East, whose term of service with the colours expires 1019 next year; whether he considers that the cost of the training given will be recouped to the State in those cases where the boys then re-enter civil life; and whether, in the interests of national economy as well as in the interests of the youths themselves, he will consider the desirability of liberating them at once when they have civil employment waiting for them?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I am informed that there are no boys at Halton serving under the conditions described in the first part of the question, and the second and third parts do not, therefore, arise.