HC Deb 24 July 1946 vol 426 cc3-4W
Sir I. Fraser

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the recent approval by the Air Council of the formation of an education branch giving full commissioned rank and status to education officers, he will give fresh sympathetic consideration to the limited number of education officers who have been seriously wounded in the recent war and now receive compensation on a scale below that afforded to education officers of the Army and Navy who were similarly disabled.

Mr. de Freitas

Only one member of the Royal Air Force Educational Service was seriously wounded in the recent war. He was blinded by a flying bomb while on duty in London. I have given further consideration to his case, with which I feel great sympathy, but regret that he cannot be treated as if he had been mobilised like education officers in the Navy and Army.