§ Mr. BEAUMONT (for Captain BALFOUR)
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the total number of general list promotions of permanent Royal Air Force officers from flight-lieutenant to squadron-leader and squadron-leader to wing-commander for the years 1927, 1928, and 1929, respectively; and if he will state whether it is anticipated that the number of promotions in these ranks for 1930 will be equal to the 1929 totals?
§ Mr. MONTAGUE
The numbers of promotions of permanent officers (General Duties branch) from flight-lieutenant to squadron-leader and from squadron - leader to wing-commander were 26 and 14, respectively, in the financial year 1927–28; 53 and 21, respectively, in 1928–29; and 67 and 29, respectively, in 1929–30. My Noble Friend is not prepared to forecast the number of promotions that will be made during the coming financial year.