§ 6. Mr. Skeffington
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the sense of frustration caused by present arrangements, he will consider reducing the age limit for recruitment of reservists into the Royal Observer Corps and exempting ex-members of the corps from any age restriction.
§ Mr. de Freitas
My right hon. Friend is considering reducing the lower age limit, but there are clearly difficulties about enrolling in the Corps men who might have to leave it in wartime. Higher upper age limits are already in force for ex-members of the Corps, so that they can be enrolled to within two years of the retiring age. There is no sign of any frustration.