HC Deb 30 November 1949 vol 470 c1117
4. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Air the annual cost of maintaining a conscript in the Royal Air Force.

Mr. A. Henderson

Two hundred and forty pounds..

Mr. Hughes

Is the Secretary of State aware that a previous Secretary of State for Air estimated that it was £500; and can we take it that this figure was an exaggeration?

Mr. Henderson

I do not think it is a question of whether it was exaggerated. It was certainly different.