HC Deb 22 February 1927 vol 202 cc1581-2

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will state the circumstances in which a volunteer employé, holding a position as overseer in one of the printing departments of the Stationery Office works at Harrow, while absent from his duties without leave, took a stranger into the confidential department without permission; whether any inquiry has been made into the man's sobriety and general conduct on this occasion; and whether it is intended to retain his services?


In reply to the first part of this question, I am informed that the visitor to whom I presume reference is made was in the works with the permission of the management; that the overseer was not absent from his duties without leave, and that the visitor was not taken into the confidential department. The latter parts of the question therefore do not arise.