HC Deb 26 June 1917 vol 95 cc201-2
26. Mr. WATT

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether, in dealing with pensions to civil servants in Scotland, the Order in Council of 10th January, 1910, Part 2 (17), forbids any officer to accept any part in the management of any society, or any trading, commercial, industrial or financial firm or company which would require his attendance in working hours between 10 o'clock and 6 p.m.; and, if so, will he suggest the alteration of this order, so that these Civil servants may be put in the same position as higher placed and higher salaried officials, who are known to be accepting fees for directorships in trading concerns which require their attendance repeatedly between the hours of 10 o'clock and 6 p.m.?

Mr. BALDWIN (Joint Financial Secretary to the Treasury)

The provision in the Order in Council of 10th January, 1910, referred to by the hon. Member applies to all permanent Civil servant without exception, and I see no ground for altering it.