HC Deb 28 July 1930 vol 242 cc187-8

I beg to move, in page 58, line 32, to leave out the word "officer," and to insert instead thereof the word "employee."

This is the compensation Clause and I think that it is desirable that we should compensate not merely the "boss" but also the clerks in cases where the small drainage boards are abolished If people are not taken on elsewhere they should be compensated. We all know that the officers, if they are compensated, can very easily get a job elsewhere, but at the present time the position of the clerk is absolutely hopeless. This is confined to those who have been two years constantly in the service of the board, and I think that we ought to extend it to employés, who suffer far more from the loss of their jobs than officers.


I beg to second the Amendment.


I previously stated that if the word "employee" was not included in the term "officer," then I would make the necessary insertion. This provision applies to employés or others who have been two years in the service of the authority. We find that the word "officer" includes the regularly employed person. It includes employé and I can give my right hon. and gallant Friend that assurance.


I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.