asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is satisfied that the fullest possible use is being made of volunteers to fill the ranks of the Observer Corps; what is the scale of pay for observers where sufficient volunteers are not forthcoming; and for how many hours a day or week a paid observer is on duty?
§ Sir K. Wood
All members of the Observer Corps are volunteers. Only a limited number are on full-time duty and these are paid at the rate of £3 for a 48-hour week. The remainder, who, on the average, are on duty for 16 hours a week, receive 1s. 3d. an hour to meet out-of-pocket expenses.