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Man-Power Reduction (Civilian Investigation)

Volume 414: debated on Wednesday 17 October 1945

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he will establish a small civilian commission to visit R.A.F. stations to check whether all personnel is being fully and necessarily employed and to recommend reductions in man-power wherever possible.

No, Sir. The allocation of man-power in the Air Force is a matter under constant consideration in my Department, where special machinery exists to obtain the greatest possible efficiency and economy in man-power throughout the Service. We realise that, in the present circumstances, full employment cannot always be given to all airmen owing to the degree of re-training and re-posting necessary in the interests of the release programme, but every endeavour is being made to deal with this problem by means of planned reduction and reorganisation.