HC Deb 30 May 1935 vol 302 cc1352-3

Amendments made: In page 242, line 23, after "service," insert "or a civil post."

In line 25, after "pensions," insert "and general rights in regard to medical attendance."—[Sir S. Hoare.]

5.25 p.m.


I beg to move, in page 242, line 42, at the end, to insert: (2) Any promotion of any person appointed to a civil service or a civil post by the Secretary of State shall be made by the Governor, exercising his individual judgment. (3) If any such person as aforesaid is suspended from office, his remuneration shall not, during the period of his suspension, be reduced except to such extent, if any, as may be directed by the Governor, exercising his individual judgment.


I think we might have an explanation on this Amendment. No doubt we shall be told that it is to bring the Burma position into line with the Indian position, but I am not quite sure whether the words are exactly the same right through. I should like the Government to explain whether this is really identical in every detail, as believe it is.


This Amendment corresponds exactly with the Amendment which has already been made to Clause 244. In explaining that Amendment a day or two ago on (Report, I pointed out that we were not sure whether promotions were covered, and the object of the Amendment was to cover promotions.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: In page 243, line 5, at the end, insert: Provided that, if any such person is serving in connection with the railways in Burma, so much only of his salary and allowances shall be charged on the revenues of Burma as is not paid out of the Railway Fund."—[Sir S. Hoare.]