HC Deb 25 March 1937 vol 321 cc3098-9W
Mr. Montague

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that, in connection with the removal of the Royal Air Force works from Kidbrooke to Coventry, craftsmen now employed at the former place are being invited to volunteer for transfer at their own expense; whether volunteers will be entitled to receive the same rates of pay as hitherto; and whether those who do not volunteer because of the expense of removal will be prejudiced in their present employment?

Sir P. Sassoon

I am aware that, in connection with the removal of certain Royal Air Force stores from Kidbrooke to Coventry, it has been announced that applications will be considered from craftsmen in certain trades who are prepared to transfer to Coventry at their own expense. The rates payable to men who transfer will be the local rates appertaining to the respective trades in the Coventry district. Men who do not desire to volunteer will not be prejudiced on that account and every effort will be made to absorb them, but it will of course be realised that some discharges may be unavoidable.