HC Deb 21 April 1948 vol 449 c144W
60. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many basic workers on Air Ministry establishments receiving double merit money are indentured and basically trained in aeronautical industry.

Mr. A. Henderson

The information requested by the hon. Member is not readily available, since my Department keeps no record of the number of skilled workers in Air Ministry establishments who have been indentured in the aeronautical industry. Awards of merit pay to dilutee workers are limited by an agreement made on the Engineering Trades Joint Council for Government industrial establishments.