HC Deb 29 March 1926 vol 193 cc1644-5
88. Sir N. MOORE

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why temporary ex-service contracts officers in the directorate of contracts, Air Ministry, are receiving notice of discharge; and is it proposed to discharge all such temporary contracts officers?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Samuel Hoare)

I have been asked to reply. It was decided in 1922, as part of the re-organisation of the Air Ministry, to amalgamate the old directorate of aircraft supplies with the contracts directorate and to grade the bulk of the staff of the new directorate as executive under the terms of the report of the Committee on the organisation of the Civil Service agreed to between the official and staff side of the National Whitley Council. The members of the temporary staff of the directorate of aircraft supplies were offered, and accepted, temporary employment in the reorganised establishment. Certain of these officers are consequently filling posts which are appropriate to established civil servants of the executive class, by whom they are gradually being replaced, but steps have been taken to find other employment under the Air Ministry for the temporary officers displaced wherever possible.

89. Sir N. MOORE

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on what date the list of salaried officers recommended for quasi-permanent posts in the Air Ministry under Section B of the Government Memorandum will be available?


I have been asked to reply. The applicability to the Air Ministry of paragraph (B) of the Memorandum referred to has been carefully considered, in consultation with the Treasury, with the result that it has been decided that there are no temporary salaried officers in Air Ministry employ to whom the paragraph is appropriate.

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