§ 1. Mr. Ammon
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, whether he is aware that associations of employés in the Ceylon Government service are discouraged and that, even when permitted in modified form, a copy of the minutes of all meetings of associations of public officers must be forwarded to the head of the department; and whether he will supply information as to whether such action accords with official instructions.
The Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs (Marquess of Hartington)
I have been asked to reply. In the Ceylon Public Service Regulations it is provided that the formation of any association of public officers requires the 3497 previous sanction of the Chief Secretary, and that a copy of the minutes of all meetings of associations of public servants must be forwarded to the Head of the Department concerned. My right honourable Friend is not aware that such associations are discouraged in Ceylon.