HC Deb 05 July 1934 vol 291 c2061
42. Mr. MANDER

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether one-half of the pay of officers in the Royal Air Force has now been restored as compared with the time when the cuts were made in 1931; and to what extent colonial allowances have been reduced and at what date?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)

The economy cuts in the pay of Royal Air Force officers made in 1931 have been restored to the extent of one half. As regards the second part of the question, certain reductions of colonial allowance have been made in Egypt and other commands where the Royal Air Force allowances follow the Army rates. I am sending particulars to the hon. Member as the details are too long for a Parliamentary reply.


Is it not a fact that the net result of all this is that Air Force officers are substantially worse off, even allowing for the 50 per cent. restoration, than they were in 1931?


Perhaps my hon. Friend would wait until he gets the full reply.