HC Deb 07 August 1941 vol 373 cc2135-6W
Mr. Wootton-Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in the case of the 30 fully-trained pilot officers who have been released for other duties, he can state the Departments which put forward requests for their services and the number of such requests in each case?

Sir A. Sinclair

Of the 30 cases referred to, 19 requests were made by the Ministry of Aircraft Production, and one each by the Mines Department, the Ministry of Labour, Northern Ireland and the Department of Munitions and Supply, Canada. The remaining eight pilots were released for work in which my Department is concerned.