§ Mr. Garry Allighan
asked the Under-secretary of State for Air what is the number of trained E.V.T. instructors in the R.A.F.; and how many of them have been appointed to that duty.
§ Mr. Strachey
There are approximately 9,000 trained E.V.T. instructors in the Royal Air Force. By 1st November our establishment will allow for 9,000 appointments. These appointments are arranged locally and the latest information I have is that 2,700 had been made by the end of September. A great deal of instruction is also being given in advance of formal appointments.