§ 72 and 74. Mr. Austin
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty (1) whether he will make a statement showing in detailed form, current commitments of the Naval Air Arm, covering aircraft carriers, aircraft and aircraft inspection and maintenance; and whether, in future, he will see to it that the Navy Estimates publish such information under separate headings;
(2) what is the proposed numerical allocation in the Service, of personnel in the Naval Air Arm, inclusive of all categories, for 1947–48; and the number of civilians employed on aircraft main- 193W tenance, repair and inspection for the Naval Air Arm for the same period.
I regret that it would not be in the public interest to publish the details asked for, but general information about naval aviation will be found in my noble Friend's statement on the Navy Estimates, 1947–48, which will be published today.
§ 73. Mr. Austin
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will make a statement outlining lodger arrangements made with the R.A.F. for the training of Naval Air Arm personnel.
The R.A.F. provide elementary and service flying training for R.N. pilot officers and ratings, and also admit R.N. personnel to certain specialised and staff courses. They also provide a certain amount of maintenance training, but responsibility for this is now being taken over by the Admiralty.