§ 27. Sir JOHN BUTCHER
asked the Prime Minister what are the functions of the Joint Substitution Board recently set up by the Treasury; and what steps are taken by the Board to obtain employment for ex-service men who have been employed in a Government Department, and whose services have had to be dispensed with owing to reduction of staff?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)
As recommended in the Interim Report of Lord Lytton's Committee, which is considering the appointment of ex-service men to posts in the Civil Service, the functions of the Joint Substitution Board are to watch over the work of Departmental substitution committees in placing ex-service men, and to place qualified ex-service men reported redundant by Departments. All departments of the Civil Service are required, when giving warning notice to any temporary ex-service member of their staff, to notify the Joint Substitution Board of the fact and of the man's qualifications; and the Board thereupon endeavour to-allot to all qualified men, so notified, another temporary post in the Civil Service.