HC Deb 25 November 1936 vol 318 cc430-1W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he will obtain information as to the numbers of native aircraft apprentices at present training in Egypt, Iraq, India, Palestine, Transjordan, Sudan, Aden, Malta, Malaya, and Hong Kong, respectively; do they receive any remuneration; is there any colour or race bar; and have they prospects of entering the Royal Air Force as mechanics or as pilots?


No aircraft apprentices are trained in the countries referred to, all being trained in Great Britain. The regulations provide that aircraft apprentices must be of pure European descent, must be British subjects and must be the sons of British subjects. I am sending the right hon. Gentleman a copy of the appropriate regulations which will, I think, give him all the information he needs.