HC Deb 06 December 1950 vol 482 cc67-8W
103. Sir R. Acland

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he intends to extend the temporary legislation which allows for foreign nationals in certain circumstances to be enlisted into the Royal Air Force; and if he is prepared to entertain an application for recruitment from citizens of Iceland.

Mr. Crawley

The temporary legislation which permits aliens to be enlisted in the R.A.F. without restriction as to numbers has recently been extended by Order in Council until 10th December, 1951. The enlistment of aliens in the R.A.F. is, however, permitted only in exceptional circumstances and I cannot hold out much hope that applications for enlistment from Icelanders will be accepted.