§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether men and women 1741W in the R.A.F. receive pay while in hospital suffering from illness or accident; and whether the allowance to dependant relatives is continued during such times.
§ Sir A. Sinclair
Provided that the man or woman remains in the Service, entitlement to pay continues. Where the disability is due to the patient's own fault, certain small deductions are, however, made after 30 days. With the consent of the medical officer cash advances are made to meet current needs, the balance of pay remaining to the credit of the patient. The answer to the second part of the Question is "Yes, Sir."