HC Deb 02 April 1946 vol 421 cc1085-6
25. Fliģht-Lieutenant Beswick

asked the Secretary of State for War how many officers of the R.A.O.C. are now attached for duties with R.E. Services.

Mr. Lawson

No R.A.O.C. officers are attached for duty with R.E. Services in the United Kingdom. I have no up-to-date detailed information as to the position in overseas commands, but the numbers must be very small, if, indeed, there are any R.A.O.C. officers in this position.

Fliģht-Lieutenant Beswick

I could give my right hon. Friend six individual cases. Would he look into the question of deferment of R.A.O.C. officers, so many of whom are serving outside their normal duties?

Mr. Lawson

I will certainly do so, if the hon. and gallant Gentleman's information conflicts with what I have been given to understand.