HC Deb 15 April 1937 vol 322 cc1180-1
70. Mr. Kelly

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether any or all of the 10,000 posts in the Civil Service to be filled by ex-service men are to be new posts, or whether they will be posts already existing and at present occupied; and, if the former, what will be the anticipated percentage of new posts?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

I would refer the hon. Member to the answers which I gave on 6th April to the hon. Member for Shipley (Mr. Creech Jones) and on 8th April to the hon. Member for Wednesbury (Mr. Banfield).

Mr. Kelly

Did that reply indicate whether there are new posts or whether these men are going to take up positions now occupied by others?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

The answer which I gave indicated that it would not in any way prejudice the tenure of the posts now held. It was expected that there would be a certain expansion. I cannot give the exact percentage.

Mr. G. Griffiths

Will the men who were enlisted under the Derby Scheme and who were not allowed to go out to the front, be included in those 10,000?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

I think that is another question.

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