§ 61. Sir JOHN FERGUSON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will reconsider his decision and receive a deputation from the Association of Ex-service Civil Servants to discuss the question of the cost-of-living bonus that applies to post-War ex-service entrants to the Civil Service, especially in view of the fact that no representative of the staff side of the National Whitley Council represents the post-War ex-service point of view?
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
I assume that the hon. Member refers to the request made by this association to ray right hon. Friend. He is not prepared to alter his decision.
§ Sir J. FERGUSON
As this association comprises such a very large number of post-War entrants, they would feel greatly indebted to the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he would see them. It is an important matter so far as they are concerned.
§ Mr. W. J. BROWN
Is it not the case that the organisation referred to represents less than 8 per cent. of the total number of ex-service men in the Civil Service, and a small minority of even the post-War entrants?