HC Deb 18 June 1941 vol 372 c623
12. Mr. James Hall

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that recruits to the Royal Air Force, who are passing through a course of specialised training, are occasionally called out of the class-room to do fatigue duty; and, as the loss of instruction jeopardises their chance of passing the final examination, will action be taken to prevent such interference with the men's duties?

The Secretary of State for Air (Sir Archibald Sinclair)

Though all airmen must be prepared to perform general fatigue duties as may be required, directions have been given that pupils at technical training establishments are not, except in emergencies, to perform fatigues during instructional hours. If the hon. Member is aware of any case where these directions have not been complied with, and will furnish me with particulars, I will look into the matter.

Mr. Hall

May I have a word with the right hon. Gentleman after questions?

Sir A. Sinclair indicated assent.