HC Deb 23 July 1924 vol 176 cc1304-5
51. Lieut. - Commander FLETCHER

asked the Prime Minister if he proposes to take any steps to remove the dissatisfaction existing amongst ex-service civil servants with regard to the final Report of the Southborough Committee, to which they object on the grounds that it offers no final solution of the problem of resettlement of ex-service men in the Civil Service, makes no reference to, or special provision for, disabled men, and no reference whatever to the messenger class?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. William Graham)

The recommendations of the Southborough Committee, which contained a majority of Members of this House, representing all parties, were framed after full consideration and inquiry with a view to a final settlement of the problem of ex-service men serving in the Civil Service. As I have already stated, the Report has been accepted by the Government, and I am not prepared to modify its recommendations.