§ 4. Lord BALNIEL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Report of the Committee on Parliamentary, etc., Candidature of Crown Servants has been considered by the Government; and, if so, what action is proposed thereon?
The Government have considered this report and have decided to give effect to the Committee's conclusions so far as they are unanimous. The broad effect of this decision is that, sub- 1704 ject to the exception of certain industrial staffs, there will be the same general rule for all Crown Servants and that this rule will take the form of the existing Civil Service rule under which candidature for Parliament involves resignation from the service.