§ 31. Lieut.-Colonel CROFT
asked the Prime Minister if Colonel Spurrier is still employed as a controller under the Disposal Board?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of MUNITIONS (Mr. James Hope)
I have been asked to reply. Colonel Spurrier's connection with the Ministry ceased when his work was finished by the sale of all surplus mechanical transport vehicles.
§ 32. Lieut.-Colonel CROFT
asked the Prime Minister whether any steps have yet been taken to ensure that officials in various Departments are forbidden to take part in negotiations in which their private interests might clash with their public duties?
§ Lieut.-Colonel CROFT
In view of the facts which were given to the effect that the state of affairs was continued owing to the needs of the War, will the right hon. Gentleman consider whether it is not now advisable to make some statement on the subject?
§ Mr BONAR LAW
I do not think any statement is necessary. It goes without saying that people will not be employed unless in exceptional circumstances where by any possibility it can be avoided.