HC Deb 25 July 1938 vol 338 cc2711-2
75. Sir George Jones

asked the Minister of Health whether he will cause an inquiry to be made into the administration of the Hackney Borough Council and, in particular, into the case of Mr. L. J. Ellis, general foreman of the works department of that council, whose application to be placed on the permanent establishment has been refused although recommended by the borough surveyor and pressed by the man's trade union; and whether he will cause an investigation to be made as to the truth of the allegation that the holding of a certain political opinion rather than efficiency is necessary for promotion under that body?

Mr. Elliot

I understand that the council have issued to Mr. Ellis the statutory notice defining his position in relation to the Superannuation Act, 1937, and he has already been informed that if he is dissatisfied with the decision conveyed by that notice he has a right of appeal to me.