HC Deb 06 December 1888 vol 331 cc1261-2

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether Civil servants will be permitted to become candidates at the approaching election for County Councils?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

The Question has been carefully considered by the Government; and they are of opinion that members of the Civil Service should not be permitted to become candidates for the County Councils. It is obvious that the discharge of duties on the County Councils would seriously conflict with their duties in the Civil Service.