HC Deb 07 April 1938 vol 334 c658
Mr. W. S. Morrison

I beg to move, in page 58, line 16, at the end, to insert: Provided that a person shall not hold office as a member of the Commission for more than five years under any one appointment. When this Schedule was considered in Committee the hon. Member for Seaham (Mr. Shinwell) raised a question as to a limitation of the period of appointment of a member of the Commission, and he was anxious, as were other hon. Members, that some limit of period should be inserted. There is no objection, of course, to limiting any particular appointment, but it would be unfortunate if a good man, doing good work, had automatically to leave and sever his association with the Commission permanently just because he had held office for a particular amount of time. This Amendment, while meeting the desire of the Committee that there should be a limit in the first instance, says that he shall not hold office for more than five years under any one appointment. Therefore, a suitable man could be reappointed at the end of five years.

Amendment agreed to.