HC Deb 26 April 1923 vol 163 cc670-1
63. Captain FOXCROFT

asked the Home Secretary whether F. J. McCarthy, arrested and fined on Saturday, the 4th instant, for being in possession of a revolver, is in the Civil Service, and, if so, in what branch; whether His Majesty's Government propose to take any disciplinary action in the matter; and how many civil servants have been arrested for similar offences?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Major Boyd-Carpenter)

The man in question is an established clerical officer in the Department of Customs and Excise. His offence appears to have been dealt with by a Court of Law. The question whether any Departmental action is required is under consideration. I am not aware of other similar cases.