HC Deb 24 July 1946 vol 426 cc2-3W
12. Wing-Commander Hulbert

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he is aware that the circular letter and leaflet from the Record Office of the R.A.F., inviting men who have served as airmen in ground trades during the late war to continue in, or come back to, the Service under the Extended Service Scheme, with the promise of additional gratuities free of Income Tax, are being sent to demobilised airmen who are now in civil employment and are having an unsettling effect on the men in their peacetime jobs; and if he will undertake that the issue of such letters and leaflets to men who are now in civil employment will be discontinued.

Mr. de Freitas

I am sending the hon. and gallant Member a copy of the letters inviting former airmen to consider coming back into the Royal Air Force. There is surely nothing wrong with giving particulars of the Bounty Scheme announced by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, especially as we make it clear that the scheme is not intended for those who are settled in other work.