HC Deb 20 December 1888 vol 332 cc897-8
MR. KELLY (Camberwell, N.)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If he is able to state when effect will be given to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Civil Establishments; and, whether any Order in Council dealing with such recommendations will be published before the ensuing Session?

THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN)(who replied) said (St. George's Hanover Square)

The recommendations of the Royal Commission on Civil Establishments are receiving our careful consideration. I need scarcely say that great caution is necessary in devising new Regulations for a large Body like the Civil Service discharging duties of such varied character. We have directed that, pending final orders on the subject, a Civil servant is not to accept a Directorship of a public Company. In like manner we have directed that no fresh grants of duty pay are to be made. We art making arrangements under which all persons under the age of 60 applying to retire from the Public Service will be subjected to the examination of a Government medical officer. We intend, at the beginning of next Session, to introduce a Bill amending the Superannuation Act in the direction of some of the recommendations of the Royal Commission.