HC Deb 18 December 1946 vol 431 c388W
89. Mr. Collins

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in the interests of general efficiency and economy, he will give facilities to former R.A.F. men now employed on civil air lines to attend R.A.F. technical training institutions.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his suggestion, which I am considering in consultation with my noble Friend the Minister of Civil Aviation. I am in favour of pooling where-ever it is possible, but among the difficulties in this case are the shortage of instructors in the R.A.F., and the fact that the training is not the same in both cases. I will write to my hon. Friend as soon as I have reached a decision.