Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 9th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr William Campion Mr William Campion , Lewes


asked the Secretary of State for Air the amount of money expended in recruiting advertisement during the current financial year, and the number of recruits obtained?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Captain Guest):

It is estimated that expenditure on recruiting advertisements for the Air Force, including posters, film's, etc., will be £15,000 on Air Votes in the financial year now ending, and £3,000 on' the Stationery Office Vote. During the first 11 months of the year, some 6,320 recruits have been obtained.

Photo of Viscount  Curzon Viscount Curzon , Battersea South

Would it not save money to combine with the Navy and Army in this matter of recruiting posters and so on?

Captain GUEST:

That is one of the matters which are receiving the close attention of the Government.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Wilfrid Ashley Lieut-Colonel Wilfrid Ashley , Fylde

Could the right hon. Gentleman say why it costs so much more to get recruits for the Air Force than for the Army?

Captain GUEST:

The type of recruits whom we require is of a very high standard.