HC Deb 01 July 1959 vol 608 cc461-2
42. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will take steps to see that any future reductions in the rates of ration money for the Royal Air Force in Aden are not made retroactive.

Mr. Neave

Instructions now going out should ensure that the question of backdating does not in future arise.

Mrs. Castle

While thanking the hon. Gentleman for a reply which I find a little devious but which I assume to be in the affirmative, may I ask whether he will take steps to ensure that this same principle applies throughout the whole of the Royal Air Force Commands?

Mr. Neave

I think that my Answer would cover all R.A.F. Commands.