§ Sir G. Fox
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that a general duties R.A.F. officer reaching the rank of flight-lieutenant and retiring at 45 years of age, when he can still find civilian employment, can draw as much as £9,000 gross in retired pay before 70 years of age, whereas a man promoted from warrant officer to wing-commander and retiring at 57½ years of age draws only £3,000 gross before 70 years of age, with far less opportunity of civilian re-employment; and whether these inequalities will be removed by him.
§ Sir A. Sinclair
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given to him on this subject earlier to-day.