HC Deb 31 July 1923 vol 167 c1244

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that in certain cases dissatisfaction is felt among civil servants in respect of the working of the Treasury Technical Pool and that this dissatisfaction applies to a particular officer in the War Office and Disposal Board; that the dissatisfaction is based upon the fact that this officer is still employed as a temporary officer at a large salary and has been preferred to the advancement of permanent and temporary officials alike, not warranted by his experience, knowledge, or war service; and whether he will inquire into the matter?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Lieut.-Colonel Guinness)

I aw aware that representations have been made regarding the officer in question, and these representations are, I believe, now under the consideration of Lord Southborough's Committee on the Employment of Ex-service Men. In these circumstances, I do not think the case should be concurrently dealt with by way of question and answer in this House, but I will say that on the information before me, neither the alleged dissatisfaction, nor the allegations contained in the last part of the question, appear to me to be justified.