HC Deb 17 November 1944 vol 404 cc2258-9W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will investigate the case, details of which have been submitted to him, of a teacher who joined the R.A.F. education service as a volunteer in 1940, on condition that he accepted a commission in the R.A.F.V.R.; whether such, officers are at liberty to return to their schools or seek other education appointments in their civilian capacity, or as commissioned officers in the administrative and special duties branch; and whether they are entitled whatever officers' war gratuities may be given and a place in the demobilisation scheme according to their age and length of service.

Sir A. Sinclair

I am writing to my hon. Friend about the case referred to in the first part of the Question. As regards the second and third parts, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answers given to the hon. and learned Member for Ilford (Mr. G. Hutchinson) on 1st and 15th November. There are no posts established in the Administrative and Special Duties Branch of the R.A.F.V.R. for officers engaged on educational duties.