§ Mr. Garro Jones
asked the Minister of Aircraft Production what percentage of Air Transport Auxiliary Service staff are represented by flying personnel, ground engineering personnel, and ground non-engineering personnel, respectively?
§ Lieut-Colonel Moore-Brabazon
The percentages of the staff of the Air Transport Auxiliary represented by flying personnel, ground engineering personnel and ground non-engineering personnel are as follow:
Flying personnel, 39 per cent.
Ground engineering personnel, 37 per cent.
Ground non-engineering personnel, 24 per cent.
§ Mr. Garro Jones
asked the Minister of Aircraft Production what are the rates of pay for shorthand typists in the Air Transport Auxiliary Service and for similar employees in the Ministry of Aircraft Production; and whether they or any other non-engineering ground staff wear uniform?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon
Differences of grading and differences of service preclude any close comparison of rates of pay. The following statement 1971W shows, however, the rates of pay of shorthand typists employed in the provinces by the Ministry of Aircraft Production and those of secretarial, clerical and shorthand typing staff of the Air Transport Auxiliary.
Ministry of Aircraft Production.
Under 18 years of age.—38s. a week.
Over 18 years of age.—42s. a week, rising by annual increments to a maximum of 72s.
Grade I.—Rates varying between 41s. a week at age 18 and 53s. a week at age 25 and over.
Grade II.—Rates varying between 36s. a week at age 18 and 48s. a week at age 25 and over.
The above rates are exclusive of the Civil Service War Bonus (3s. per week for officers under 18 years of age; 5s. per week for officers 18 years of age but under 21; 7s. 6d. per week for officers aged 21 and over). Overtime rates are payable to established and temporary shorthand typists after 44 hours. The rates of pay of the female secretarial, clerical and shorthand typing staff of the Air Transport Auxiliary are as follow:
Grade I.—40s. to 55s.
Grade II.—60s. to 75s.
Grade III 80s. to 94s.1972W
Grading is according to qualifications, experience and ability. The standard week is 54 hours and no overtime rates are payable. Shorthand typists employed by the Air Transport Auxiliary do not wear uniform. As regards the other non-engineering ground staff, uniform is worn by women drivers, security police and a number of the male administrative staff, including heads of departments, adjutants and operations officers.