HC Deb 19 April 1944 vol 399 cc205-6W
Professor Gruffydd

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he is aware that officers in the General Education Service of the R.A.F., in spite of their onerous duties in the instruction of air crews, are paid at a much lower rate than other ground officers; and whether he will take steps to end this anomaly.

Sir A. Sinclair

Members of the R.A.F. Educational Service are in the main employed as teachers either at R.A.F. stations or in Service technical schools. They are paid on the provincial Burnham scale for secondary teachers and receive a special allowance to meet extra expenditure which they may incur owing to their service with the R.A.F. As regards the last part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State on 6th April to the hon. and gallant Member for Brighton (Lieut.-Colonel Marlowe).