§ Mr. Muff
asked the Minister of Aircraft Production if he will release Kenneth Claybourne from his position in the Blackburn Aircraft Company, Limited, in order that he may join the R.A.F. and qualify as a flight-engineer, in view of his possessing a proficiency certificate after nearly three years' training in the A.T.C.
§ Sir S. Cripps
No, Sir. This man has been enlisted in the Royal Air Force as a flight engineer, but in view of the importance of the work on which he is engaged in his civil employment the Air Ministry, at my request, have placed him for the time being on deferred service. This is the customary procedure in such cases.