§ 54. Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the delay to the presentation of the case of the super-cut of the War Bonus, which the staff side of the National Whitley Council desire to submit to the Civil Service Arbitration Court; and what are the reasons which prevent the Government, through the official side of the council, from agreeing to terms of remit to the court?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Winston Churchill)
I would refer the hon. and learned Member to the answer which I gave to him on the 20th April in reply to a similar question.
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
If the decision of the Treasury is ultimately going to be in the negative to this scheme, is it not possible to say "No'' straight away?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
That is not the only question which we are considering. Apart from the special question of whether this advance should be agreed to now or not, on which we have a per- 1831 fectly clear opinion in the negative, there is also the question of the general responsibility of the Government in regard to these matters.