HC Deb 19 July 1915 vol 73 cc1184-5
33. Mr. C. DUNCAN

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in connection with the unestablished staffs of solicitors to public Departments, the Treasury will bear in mind the view expressed by the Royal Commission on the Civil Service in their Report, dated 2nd April, 1914, and also the fact that many of the members of such staffs, having served continuously for fifteen to twenty-five, and in some cases more, years in such offices, the indefinite postponement of the carrying out of the recommendations of the Royal Commission may affect their prospects of superannuation on compulsory retirement from the service; and whether, in the event of it not being possible for the Treasury to proceed with such recommendations at present, he will give instructions that such staffs shall not be in any way prejudiced in receiving favourable consideration owing to such postponement of the recommendations of the Commission?


The necessary postponement of the consideration of this question in no way prejudges the decision which may ultimately be made, and all the relevant circumstances will be taken into account.