§ Sir H. Lucas-Tooth
asked the Undersecretary of State for Air (1) the numbers of tradesmen of the R.A.F. who are being misemployed; the average time during which such tradesmen are so misemployed; and the maximum time such tradesmen are so misemployed;
(2) the numbers of members of the W.A.A.F. who are being misemployed; the average time during which such members of the W.A.A.F. are so misemployed; and the maximum time such members of the W.A.A.F. are so misemployed.
§ Mr. Strachey
As I said in my answer of 12th December to the hon. and gallant Member for Horncastle (Commander Maitland) the "misemployment" of airmen and airwomen is on a large scale and precise figures are not available. 1485W Periods of "misemployment" also vary widely and no maximum period is laid down. The term "misemployment" is a figure of Service speech and merely means full employment of men and women in other than their normal trades. It is both useful in itself and essential in reducing unevenness in releases.