HC Deb 09 November 1955 vol 545 c1835
27. Sir F. Medlicott

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what consideration is being given to the abolition of pay parades in the Royal Air Force and for the issue of pay and allowances by means of pay packets.

Mr. Ward

Discretion was given to all R.A.F. commands in 1947 to discontinue central pay parades and to arrange for the issue of pay by flights and sections where the nature and function of the station made this desirable. These arrangements are now being extended. The issue of pay in sealed packets is being tried out at several units, but it is too early to say whether it can be introduced as standard practice.

Mr. Strachey

Does not the hon. Gentleman agree that it is the content of the packet rather than the method of delivery that matters?