HC Deb 11 May 1944 vol 399 cc2109-10W
Colonel Lyons

asked the Secretary of State for Air the salary and expenses of the Director-General of the A.T.C. and his deputy, respectively; when these appointments were made; and whether any officers of the A.T.C. were considered for the appointments.

Captain Balfour

The Director-General of the Air Training Corps was appointed on 1st February, 1944, and receives the pay and allowances of an Air Vice-Marshal plus an additional 25 per cent. of his pay in lieu of pension. The present Deputy-Director, who was appointed on 15th July, 1942, receives £800 a year plus bonus of £49 11s., together with Service retired pay. In addition both these officers are eligible for travelling and subsistence allowances at the regulated rates appropriate to their ranks. As regards the last part of the Question, the whole field of potential candidates was surveyed in connection with these posts.