HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 c316
23. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if he will take steps to see that men who have been employed by the R.A.F. as civilians on the control, meteorological and radio staff, who are now being posted for duty to such airports as Heathrow and Prestwick, are given priority for houses.

Mr. Ivor Thomas

Applications for houses made to local authorities by the staff of outstations are sponsored by my Department, but I am not in a position to single out for special treatment the persons in questions.

Air-Commodore Harvey

Is the Minister aware that these men have been posted to different jobs in the last ten years and have no priority on paper? As they are now going to fill positions at new civil airports, would he give them special consideration?

Mr. Thomas

There is no special consideration I can give them. If we have houses in our possession, we allocate them to the staff in question.