HC Deb 09 March 1949 vol 462 cc1161-2
7. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Secretary of State for Air if, in view of the importance of training in the Royal Air Force, he will recommend that an additional member of the Air Council should be appointed for training.

Mr. de Freitas

No, Sir.

Air-Commodore Harvey

In view of the very considerable commitments ahead of the Royal Air Force, both in regard to Reservists and Regulars, is the hon. Gentleman satisfied that training is, sufficiently represented in the higher circles of the Air Ministry?

Mr. de Freitas

My right hon. Friend considers that the present arrangement is satisfactory. It was the last wartime Air Member for Training who recommended that his functions should be divided between the Chief of the Air Staff and the Air Member for Technical Services, but my right hon. Friend is always open to argument and persuasion on this point.