HC Deb 13 March 1924 vol 170 cc2524-5
78. Mr. BAKER

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is prepared to grant full civil rights to civil servants on the lines of the Admiralty concessions to the men of the lower deck?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Snowden)

The Government have decided to appoint a special committee to inquire into the question. I hope to be able to make an announcement at an early date as to the composition. The terms of reference will be as follows: To inquire into the existing regulations governing the candidature for Parliament and for municipal bodies of persons in the service of the Crown, and to report whether any, and, if so, what changes should be made in those regulations.


Can the right hon. Gentleman state whether there is any subject important or otherwise which has not yet been referred by the Labour Government to a Special Committee?