§ Mr. Granville
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air why surplus men in the Fleet Air Arm, who were trained by the R.A.F., are not transferred to the R.A.E. to stabilise demobilisation.
I have been asked to reply. The release of Naval Air maintenance ratings will shortly be slowed up. The transfer of any substantial number of ratings for any appreciable time could, therefore, not take place without delaying the release of these groups behind that of the rest of the Navy.