HC Deb 31 March 1919 vol 114 cc869-70
55 and 56. Mr. CAMPBELL

asked the Prime Minister (1) if he is ?willing to receive deputations from Civil servants or retired Civil servants before the Treasury come to any decision with regard to their salaries or pensions; (2) if he is prepared to set up Whitley Councils for Civil servants?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

The recommendations of the Interdepartmental Committee which has considered this matter have now been approved by His Majesty's Government, and steps are being taken to submit proposals for the establishment of joint bodies for the Administrative Departments to a conference of representatives of Departments and of the Staff Associations to be held early next week. I have already received a deputation from the Association of Retired Civil Servants as to pensions.