HC Deb 19 May 1944 vol 400 c443W
Mr. W. Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for Air what number of Air Force cadets have been affected by the mining ballot up to the present; and how many have actually been drafted to work in the mines.

Sir A. Sinclair

Men accepted for flying duties in the Royal Air Force are excluded from the ballot. I regret that the number of other men who might have joined the R.A.F. but for the operation of the ballot is not readily ascertainable.