§ 64. Sir H. CAYZER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether short-service or medium-service Royal Air Force officers on retirement from the active list are compelled to register with the Air Force Officers' Employment Association?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)
The officers are under no obligation to register with the association, but it is very desirable, in their own interests, that they should do so.
§ 65. Sir H. CAYZER
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he will state how many of the 65 short-service or medium-service Royal Air Force officers out of a total of 153 who retired during the year ended 30th September last have since obtained employment through the Air Force Officers' Employment Association; how many have retired since that date; and how many of these have obtained employment through that association?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
The precise information which my hon. and gallant Friend desires in the first part of the question is not readily available, but the following information may serve his purpose. On the 1st October, 1933, there were 42 retired short-service or medium-service 484 officers registered with the association as still requiring employment. Of these, 26 have since been found posts by the association and nine have found employment independently. Since 1st October, 1933, 88 such officers have left the active list at varying dates. Of that number, 43 have registered with the association, many quite recently; 13 of them have been found posts by the association and two have secured employment otherwise. Twenty-five of the others are under consideration by prospective employers.