HC Deb 20 December 1938 vol 342 c2702W
Mr. Perkins

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that an internal air line is compelled to employ a suitable proportion of members of the Air Force Reserve, or Auxiliary Air Force, in order to qualify for subsidy under the scheme for encouraging internal aviation; and why the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve has been deliberately excluded?

Captain Balfour

I am obliged to my hon. Friend for drawing my attention to this matter. Legally the term "Air Force Reserve" includes the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, but as this may not be generally realised my right hon. Friend is taking steps to have the position made clear to the Companies concerned.