HC Deb 01 August 1944 vol 402 cc1200-1W
Miss Ward

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware of the grievance felt by officers who are stationed in London and those who are attached to the Air Ministry who do not receive the special allowance drawn by those who are stationed at the Air Ministry; if he will state the reasons for this discrimination; and whether steps will be taken to remedy it.

Sir A. Sinclair

The additional pay granted to officers filling staff posts on the headquarters establishment of the Air Ministry, whether in London or elsewhere, is given in virtue of additional responsibilities and not in respect of higher cost of living. Officers attached to the Air Ministry who are not filling staff posts and officers stationed at units in London are accordingly ineligible for this additional pay.