§ Mr. Hutchinson
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the disappointment felt by R.A.F. personnel whose qualifying allotment has been increased under the proposals in the recent White Paper, he will give personnel now in receipt of the existing scales the option of remaining on their present rates of qualifying allotment and family allotment, or of receiving the new rates.
§ Sir A. Sinclair
The object of the recent changes was to bring airmen's allotments more closely into line with those of soldiers and sailors drawing similar rates of pay. I regret, therefore, that I am unable to adopt the hon. and learned Member's suggestion.