HC Deb 10 December 1945 vol 417 cc174-5W
Mr. J. McKay

asked the Under-secretary of State for Air if he is aware that the advance release numbers for February are now as follows: clerk, accounting Groups 19 to 22; clerk, general duties, Group 24 only; clerk, cypher signals, Groups 27 to 29; several ground trades, Groups 29 to 32; and what is being done to bring these backward groups up to the higher levels of release.

Mr. Strachey

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for South Cardiff (Mr. Callaghan) on 5th December, of which I am sending him a copy.

Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Under-secretary of State for Air the date on which the personnel of the instrument section, T.C.D.U., stationed at Harwell, Bucks, and due for release between 1st and 22nd December had their release medical examination; how long these release reports were retained in the commanding officer's office awaiting his signature; and if he will ensure that the release of men is not delayed for the signature of the necessary reports.

Mr. Strachey

These men are due for release in the period between 1st December and 31st December. There is no question of their waiting for any formalities and their release will not be delayed.