HC Deb 19 March 1903 vol 119 cc1219-20
MR. T. BAYLEY (Derbyshire, Chesterfield)

To ask the Postmaster General whether he is prepared to extend to officers of his own department the privilege allowed to officers of the naval and military forces of being placed on half-pay for the purposes of seeking election to Parliament, with the right of resuming their position in the service; if not, will he state what would be the position of an officer of the Postal Telegraph Department seeking and obtaining election to Parliament.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) By an Order in Council of the 29th November, 1884, any person serving in an established capacity in the permanent Civil Service of the State is bound to-resign his office as soon as he issues his-address to the electors or in any other manner announces himself as a candidate for a seat in this House.