HC Deb 22 January 1947 vol 432 c48W
82. Major Gates

asked the Secretary of State for Air why, in view of the urgent need for voluntary recruitment to the Forces to provide replacements for the speedier release of men now serving, his Department has delegated certain aspects of recruiting to the Civil Service Commissioners.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

The Civil Service Commissioners conduct the written examination for volunteers who desire to enter the Royal Air Force as cadets. For this purpose, they are recognised to be the most suitable and experienced agents. They take no other part in recruiting, and this arrangement in no way affects the release rate of men now serving.