§ 84. Mr. KENNEDY
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in connection with the reduction in industrial staffs in the various Government Departments, the Government have instructed the Departments that in considering the merits of a particular case, in which the man held a protection certificate during the War, priority is to be given to a man who obtained the certificate through the instrumentality of the Department now employing him over a man who obtained his certificate through other sources; and, if so, will he state the reason for this discrimination?
§ Sir JOHN BAIRD (for Mr. Hilton Young)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The treatment accorded to non-service personnel is dependent mainly upon the individual circumstances of the case, and is, accordingly, a matter primarily within the jurisdiction of the Department in which the officer cancerned is employed.