HC Deb 18 December 1946 vol 431 c389W
92. Mr. Carson

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that no groups are being released in the meteorological assistance trade in the W.A.A.F. during November and December; that their release rate compares unfavourably with that of the W.A.A.F. as a whole; and whether the Meteorological Office is going to continue to be worked by the W.A.A.F., or whether it is going to become a civilian establishment as in prewar days.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

The general level of release for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force was Group 50 in November and Group 51 in December. Airwomen meteorologists in Group 50 were released in November and this trade was, therefore, up to the general level in that month. In December the trade will be one group behind the general level, since no airwomen meteorologists can be released this month. As for the last part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. and gallant Member for Macclesfield on 3rd April, 1946.