HC Deb 28 March 1956 vol 550 c214W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Air why there was an increase of 305 civil staff in his Department between 1st October, 1955, and 1st January, 1956.

Mr. Birch

About three-quarters of the increase was to replace officers and airmen, and the remainder to fill some outstanding works and meteorological vacancies.