There are two air attachés, at Paris and at Washington, and their duties are to keep His Majesty's Government in touch with the developments of aviation in all its aspects in the countries to which they are accredited. Their remuneration consists of their ordinary Air Force pay, together with a foreign allowance (also admissible for naval and military attachés) of £5 a day at Washingon and £4 at Paris, inclusive of entertainment and all other allowances, except travelling allowance for journeys outside the capital city.
I am not aware of the point raised by my hon. Friend, nor am I prepared to admit that France is so far ahead of us in aviation.
To the best of my recollection, one is an air commodore and the other a group captain.
Rear-Admiral Sir R. HALL
If it be the fact that France is withdrawing her air attaches, could the right hon. Gentleman ascertain who is doing the work?