§ 75. Mr. J. HARRIS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air why no steps have been taken to establish ex-service draughtsmen employed at the Air Ministry under paragraph 45 of the third Lytton Report?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Mr. Leach)
The question of the application of Clause 45 of the Lytton Report can arise only after established posts have been approved, and I understand that the conditions of service and pay of draughtsmen serving in Government Departments have been, and still are, under consideration as a general question. So far as the Air Ministry is concerned, due regard will be had to the recommendations in Clause 45 of the Lytton Report when the question of making appointments to established posts arises.
§ 76. Mr. MILLS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air to what extent paragraph 45 of the third Lytton Report has 2520 been put into operation in regard to the technical staff at the Air Ministry; and what is the reason for postponing the establishment of suitably qualified ex-service technical officers?
§ Mr. LEACH
The question of applying Clause 45 of the Lytton Report has not yet arisen in the Air Ministry, as, owing to the uncertain conditions which have prevailed, no established posts, to which appointments under Clause 45 could be made, have yet been approved. Due regard will be had to the recommendations contained in the Clause when the question of making appointments to established posts arises.