HC Deb 05 June 1946 vol 423 cc1976-7
14. Mr. Kenneth Lindsay

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air how many educational instructors have been trained for E.V.T.; how many R.A.F. candidates have sat for the War Educational Certificate and Forces Preliminary Examination; and what was the proportion of candidates to instructors.

Mr. de Freitas

Since the beginning of E.V.T., we have trained just over 10,000 educational instructors. There have been 10,009 R.A.F. candidates for the two examinations to which the hon. Member has referred. Besides preparing candidates for these examinations, the instructors have, of course, had other educational work to do. The size of their classes has varied from about five to 20.

15. Mr. K. Lindsay

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air how many education officers have been appointed to the R.A.F. since October, 1939; and how many have indicated a desire for permanent appointment.

Mr. de Freitas

1,063 education officers have been given temporary appointments in the Royal Air Force Educational Service since October, 1939, and 291 of them were still serving at the end of May. Eighty-nine of these have told us that they would like to stay on after their ordinary release date, but the question of their permanent appointment does not arise at this stage as the conditions of postwar service have not yet been decided.