HC Deb 24 July 1940 vol 363 cc762-3
6. Mr. Glenvil Hall

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will give the names, rank, and remuneration, including rations and other allowances, of the officers attached to A.I.6. at the Air Ministry, together with their previous occupations and flying qualifications?

Captain Balfour

At present 10 officers are employed in the branch referred to by the hon. Member, the total annual cost of their emoluments being £6,000. One of them has flying qualifications. It would not be in the public interest to give any further information which might assist in the identification of officers employed in this or any other Branch of the Directorate of Air Intelligence.

Mr. Hall

Has the Under-Secretary assured himself that these officers really are doing work which they should be doing and which could not be done by people who are paid much less and are not officers?

Captain Balfour

Yes, Sir, the officers of this branch perform responsible functions with distinct satisfaction to my right hon. Friend.