HC Deb 02 February 1944 vol 396 cc1249-50
6. Commander Galbraith

asked the Secretary of State for Air the total amount of pay and allowances receivable by an officer of squadron-leader's rank while serving at the Air Ministry.

Sir A. Sinclair

The pay of a squadron-leader serving in the Air Ministry depends on many factors, such as the branch of the Royal Air Force to which he belongs and the length of service in his rank, but is not less than £529 a year, together with an additional allowance for staff posts of £90 a year, and the usual Service allowances.

Commander Galbraith

Is there consultation with other Service Departments in fixing these amounts, to ensure uniformity?

Sir A. Sinclair

Yes, Sir. These allowances have been fixed only as the result of the findings of Cabinet Committees which have been established since the last war.