§ 69. Mr. W. J. BROWN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is now in a position to announce the intentions 1949 of the Government in regard to the Civil Service bonus as from September next?
§ 72. Mr. MILLAR
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether in view of the recommendations contained in the report of the Civil Service Commission, he can now make any statement as to the future remuneration of civil servants; and whether he will meantime avoid taking any action involving further reductions of salary under the present bonus scale?
§ Mr. P. SNOWDEN
I am not in a position to announce the intentions of the Government, and can say no more at present than that I will make a statement at the earliest possible moment.
§ Mr. BROWN
May I give notice that I will take the opportunity of the discussion on the Appropriation Bill to raise this matter?
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
I do not agree with my hon. Friend as to the immediate urgency of the point raised in these questions. It wants five weeks yet to the 1st September, and, as I said in my reply, the report of the Civil Service Commission has only been out a few days, and it will require very careful consideration. I will make an announcement as soon as I have come to a decision.
§ Mr. SPEAKER
Notice has been given that this question will be raised on the Appropriation Bill, and we had better wait until that time.