§ Colonel Stoddart-Scott
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is considering any system of compensation for those senior examiners who are ex-Service men of the 1914–18 war, who were reverted to a lower rank before their juniors during the period of redundancy in his Department in 1945 and who have since left the Service.
§ Mr. A. Henderson
No. Reversions of senior examiners to meet the redundancy in the Aeronautical Inspection Department in 1945 were carried out in accordance with a procedure agreed by the Ministry of Supply with the Staff Side of their Departmental Whitley Council. This procedure resulted in a number of Senior Examiners, including some transferred with their work to the Air Ministry, being reverted to a lower rank before their juniors, but I am advised that this possibility was foreseen by the Staff Side when the Whitley agreement was made.