HC Deb 21 March 1951 vol 485 cc2395-6
6. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Secretary of State for Air the conditions under which ex-miners will be released from the Royal Air Force, mentioning any classes that are debarred from the scheme.

Mr. A. Henderson

For the time being, any airman who enlisted on a Regular engagement after 1st January, 1949, and who has had at least six months' experience in underground mining, may, if he wishes, be released in order to return to the mines, provided that he does not hold higher rank than corporal. The only categories of airmen ineligible are those who are either undergoing aircrew training or serving in the Korean theatre.

Mr. Hynd

Does this apply to National Service men in the Royal Air Force?

Mr. Henderson

Yes, Sir.