HC Deb 22 March 1956 vol 550 cc147-8W
Mr. Lambert

asked the Secretary of State for Air what financial arrangements will apply when National Service reservists, belonging to reserve flights, are called upon to carry out more than one period of annual training in accordance with paragraph 62 of Command Paper No. 9696.

Mr. J. Stuart

The following table sets out the facts. In comparing the number of pensioners between 60 and 74 with the number over 74 it should be borne in mind that the number of teachers, particularly women teachers, who have retired on pension in the period since 1946 has been considerably higher than the number who retired in the previous ten years.

Mr. Birch

National Service reservists of the technical and operating trades called up for a second and third period of training will in future receive during these training periods the rates of pay appropriate to Regular airmen of their rank and trade on engagements of less than five years. In addition, they will receives a gratuity of £5 if they are required to do one extra period of training and a gratuity of £10 if they are required to do two extra periods.

National Service reserve officers will similarly receive Regular rates of pay when called upon to undertake a second and third period of training.