HC Deb 06 July 1949 vol 466 c2145
69. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he is satisfied with the way in which officers undergoing their annual training in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve receive their pay and allowances; and if he will expedite the payment of these allowances.

Mr. de Freitas

The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes," and the second part therefore does not arise. If the hon. and gallant Member has any evidence of delay, my right hon. and learned Friend will have it looked into.

Air-Commodore Harvey

How can the Under-Secretary be satisfied when it takes two months to pay the allowances of some of these pilots? Will he look into the matter if I send him evidence?

Mr. de Freitas

Certainly; the evidence we have is that it takes a matter of days. I should like to have some evidence to the contrary.