HC Deb 18 October 1945 vol 414 c1360
50. Wing-Commander Hulbert

asked the Prime Minister if it is proposed to defer the release of officers of the R.N. and R.A.F. after the group dates already announced.

The Prime Minister

It is not the intention to depart from the schedules of release already promulgated for the Royal Navy, but it may be necessary to defer under the military necessity clause of the White Paper, the release of a few individuals in the Royal Air Force, particularly in order to ensure the safety and efficiency of the air transport arrangements for the return of men from overseas.

Wing-Commander Hulbert

Can the Prime Minister give any estimate of the number involved?

The Prime Minister

Not without notice.