§ 69. Mr. MORGAN JONES (for Mr. BANFIELD)
asked the Minister of Transport whether any regulations exist in his Department precluding members of 1453 his staff from becoming candidates for election to local government bodies; and, if so, on what date such regulations were introduced?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM
It has not been found necessary to issue any general Departmental regulation dealing with the candidature of officers of the Ministry for election to local government bodies, but it has been held that in certain branches, in particular the Roads Department, which have official relations with local authorities, it is undesirable that the officers in those branches should become members of local authorities. The same ruling applies to Traffic Commissioners' offices.