HC Deb 10 May 1944 vol 399 c1884
17. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he is aware of the discontent arising from the fact that Jamaican airmen receive a substantially smaller allowance for their families than British airmen; and whether, in view of the increased cost of living in Jamaica and the prospective increase in the pay of British airmen, he will have the question of a corresponding increase for Jamaican and other colonial airmen sympathetically considered.

Sir A. Sinclair

I have not received evidence of any discontent, but rates of family allowances payable in Jamaica and other Colonies are now under consideration. I will, in due course, be glad to inform the hon. Member of the result of this examination.

Mr. Sorensen

Will it be related to the cost of living, so that any increase which has taken place in the last few years will be made up by corresponding increases in pay?

Sir A. Sinclair

I think I had better wait until I see the results of this examination before I answer that question.