HC Deb 27 November 1946 vol 430 c1586
13. Mr. Spence

asked the Secretary of State for Air the strength of the A.T.C. in Scotland at the latest convenient date.

Mr. de Freitas

Four thousand six hundred on 31st July.

Mr. Spence

Is it the intention of the Minister to revive the A.T.C. in Scotland, what is the target figure, and can anything be done under the local committees or under the auspices of the T.A.?

Mr. de Freitas

The target is 8,000, and certainly we are doing everything we can to get it going again in Scotland. We have reached the bottom of the curve and are now on the upgrade again. The A.O.C. was appointed in September and will work through the local committees. If the Territorial and Auxiliary Associations wish to help, as I am sure they will, we shall be very grateful for their assistance.