HC Deb 20 May 1953 vol 515 c2062
36. Mr. Turner-Samuels

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that under the present substitution scheme there is discrimination between established and unestablished civilian substitution officers of the same grade for superannuation purposes and otherwise; and whether he can hold out any prospect of establishment for the 24 substitution officers who still remain unestablished.

Mr. Ward

I am glad to say that the establishment of these officers has now been agreed in principle. There are some formalities to go through, but I hope that all those who are acceptable to the Civil Service Commissioners will be established within the next two or three months.

Mr. Turner-Samuels

Can the Minister say what the position of these officers will be as regards pension?

Mr. Ward

Yes, Sir. The majority of these officers are likely to qualify for pension, and, of course, we shall look sympathetically at any individual case.