HC Deb 27 November 1945 vol 416 cc1294-5W
Mr. Osborne

asked the Under-Secre-tary of State for Air if he is aware of the dissatisfaction in the R.A.F., especially among the clerks, since some trades are six and seven groups ahead of others in the releases scheduled for January, and what further steps does he propose to take to rectify this unsatisfactory position.

Mr. Strachey

I can quite understand the disappointment of members of the Royal Air Force in trades where the rate of release is below the average. But, at this stage, completely even release between the various trades and ranks would impair the efficiency of the R.A.F. and would, indeed, delay the process of release itself. We are making every effort to even out the release rate by retraining and by the training of recruits.