32. Lieut.-Colonel KERR
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the numbers of men serving in the Air Force who complete their term of service each year and become available for other employment.
§ Sir P. SASSOON
The average annual number of airmen leaving the Royal Air Force on the expiration of their term of service during the five years ended 31st March, 1935—that is, before the initiation of the present expansion programme—was 1,704. Owing to additional re-engagements and extensions of service to meet expansion requirements, the number will be materially lower for the next few years.
Will my right hon. Friend consider a scheme for ensuring that these men get employment after they have completed their service?