82. Sir F. HALL
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that in December, 1918, Mr. R. W. Pinder was asked by his Department to accept a permanent appointment in the Industrial Power and Transport Department; that in February, 1920, Mr. Pinder definitely accepted this offer and took up his appointment as a permanent senior staff officer; that on the 6th March, 1923, Mr. Pinder received formal written notice that his permanent and pensionable appointment would terminate on the 1st May; and that he eventually left the Department on the 15th May; and will he state who was the official responsible for the dismissal of a. permanent civil servant; on whose authority was this proceeding carried out; on what grounds was Mr. Pinder relieved of his duties; and what compensation has been awarded him for the loss of a, permanent and pensionable appointment?
§ Mr. A. M. SAMUEL
I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend a copy of an answer on this subject which was given in the House in 1923, which will give him a detailed reply to the questions he has raised.