HC Deb 27 May 1936 vol 312 c2000
32. Mr. LEACH

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the number of employés from his Department who have taken service with Imperial Airways, Limited, in the last 10 years?


I regret that the precise information for which the hon. Member asks is not readily available. It is understood, however, from Imperial Airways that, including pilots, they have at present in their employ 308 persons who previously served in the Royal Air Force. Of this number, two had service in military branches of the Air Ministry before their retirement from the Royal Air Force. The above figures are, of course, exclusive of the two Government directors.


Can the right hon. Baronet say whether this larger number of employés who have transferred their services to Imperial Airways includes a number of technical men?


It is quite natural that people who have served in the Royal Air Force as fitters should afterwards go into civil aviation.