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Benevolent Fund

Volume 400: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1944

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asked the Secretary of State for Air what pressure is being brought to bear on the rank and file of the R.A.F. to induce them to subscribe to the R.A.F. Benevolent Fund; and what percentage has consented to subscribe.

Details of the scheme for the payment of subscriptions to the R.A.F. Benevolent Fund are published in Air Ministry Orders. It is well understood by all concerned that contributions are entirely voluntary. Records are not maintained in my Department or by the Fund of the number of subscribers, but inquiries suggest that possibly between 50 per cent. and 60 per cent. of all ranks subscribe.