HC Deb 23 November 1949 vol 470 c337
16. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Secretary of State for Air what pay and allowances are paid to flying instructors at the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve schools.

Mr. de Freitas

Flying instructors are employed and paid by the civil companies which operate the reserve schools under contract with the Air Ministry.

Air-Commodore Harvey

How can the Under-Secretary try to get out of it like that when the salaries are determined by his Ministry? Is he aware that the salary paid is £100 a year below that paid before the war and £150 a year below that paid by the Ministry of Civil Aviation? Will he look into this matter, because there is considerable hardship?

Mr. de Freitas

I am not aware of the first point which the hon. and gallant Gentleman made. As to the other points, I will certainly look into them.