§ Mr. Garry Allighan
asked the Under-secretary of State for Air whether he is aware of the misemployment of wireless mechanics on the R.A.F. station at Chipping Warden, three of them as full-time E.V.T. instructors, two as telephonists on the camp exchange, one as a clerk in the main stores, and two as pay accounts clerks; and whether he will state the reason for deferring the normal release of airmen because they are wireless mechanics in view of such misemployment.
§ Mr. Strachey
These wireless mechanics have been sent temporarily to Chipping Warden from other units which are closing down and they will be re-posted in their own trade. Meanwhile I can assure my hon. Friend that their temporary duties will retard neither the release of the men concerned nor that of their trade as a whole, where the overall deficiencies will be made up as quickly as possible. I should add that full-time E.V.T. instructors are volunteers.