Administrative and Technical Branches (Officers' Pay).

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 20th May 1942.

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Photo of Mr Robert Boothby Mr Robert Boothby , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Eastern

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many officers in the administrative and special duties and the technical branches of the Royal Air Force are not at present receiving the pay of their acting rank?

Photo of Sir Archibald Sinclair Sir Archibald Sinclair , Caithness and Sutherland

It has not been possible in the time available to obtain the information my hon. and gallant Friend requires, but as soon as I have received it from Commands at home and overseas I will communicate with him.

Photo of Mr Robert Boothby Mr Robert Boothby , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Eastern

Does the right hon. Gentleman think it a good idea in war-time to employ officers at bargain prices? Would not a better policy be to pay those who are doing their jobs efficiently and release those who are not?