HC Deb 15 July 1959 vol 609 c396
29. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many Regular airmen have been recruited through the Royal Air Force recruiting office and publicity centre in Worcester in each of the years since it was established.

Mr. Ward

I will with permission circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT figures for 1949 onwards. Figures for earlier years in which we were recruiting on Regular engagements are not available.

Mr. Stonehouse

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that the expense of publicising the recruiting centre at Worcester is justified?

Mr. Ward

That is one of the matters we shall look at during the current review.

Following are the figures for men and women recruited into the ground trades on Regular engagements through the Recruiting Office at Worcester. Comparable figures for aircrew are not available.

Airmen Airwomen
1949 31 Not recorded
1950 157 Not recorded
1951 436 28
1952 427 19
1953 308 20
1954 243 7
1955 170 11
1956 129 12
1957 94 11
1958 86 12