§ 43. Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is yet in a position to 1301 state the precise status of the Judģe-Advocate General; whether he is a military officer or a civil servant; what duties are imposed on him beyond those already indicated; and whether he receives any recompense for this additional work.
Sir J. Griģģ
This is a civilian appointment. The holder has Civil Service status, but is not a civil servant in the normal sense of the term. It has fallen to him in the course of the war to provide from his judicial staff, judģe-advocates to act at trials by military courts, as well as at trials by courts-martial, but his remuneration has not been increased by reason of any additional work resulting from this additional responsibility. Many officials in war-time have to undertake additional work arising only in war, without any alteration of their salaries.
§ Sir T. Moore
As the financial position of this official appears to be somewhat involved, does he get a pension?
§ Sir Herbert Williams
What is the nature of a person who is not a civil servant but has a civil servant's status?
Sir J. Griģģ
That I admit is a little vague. I think it means that his conditions of service are those of a civil servant, but that he is not a civil servant in the ordinary sense of the term.