§ 39. Mr. D. GRENFELL
(for Mr. PRICE) asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the number of foreign officers receiving training with the Royal Air Force and the estimated income from fees; and whether the income covers the whole cost of the training?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)
Eight such officers are receiving training. The amount taken in the current Air Estimates for receipts in respect of foreign officers is £6,500, and for all officers other than those of the Royal Air Force itself £20,700. The standard fees for such training are fixed so as to cover the whole of the extra expenditure incurred; in approved cases, however, the charge is confined to the cost of maintenance of the officers.