§ Mr. N. Macpherson
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will make an announcement regarding the negotiations that have recently been taking place with his Department for increased rates of pay for wireless electrical mechanics.
§ Mr. A. Henderson
The pay of civilian wireless and electrical mechanics and radio mechanics employed by the Air Ministry and the Ministry of Civil Aviation is one of a number of questions that have been under negotiation for some time between the two Departments and the staff association which represents this grade of staff. A pay offer made to the association in November, 1948, was rejected. A revised offer was sent to them on 7th March, and their reply to it has not yet been received.