HC Deb 29 January 1947 vol 432 cc193-4W
37. Lieut.-Colonel Kingsmill

asked the Secretary of State what percentage of the personnel serving in India in the R.A.F. are employed in trades other than those in which they were mustered; and what steps are being taken to overcome this misemployment.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

I regret that I cannot tell the hon. Member the precise number of airmen in India who are employed on duties other than those of their trade, but the percentage is certainly very small. There are, however, standing instructions that airmen in trades below the general level of release are not to be employed on other duties without permission from the Air Ministry, and no such authority has been given in India