HC Deb 05 March 1946 vol 420 c176
50. Mr. George Jeger

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware of the shortage of British Military Government clerks and typists in the British zone of Germany, owing to unsatisfactory pay and conditions; and whether he is taking any steps to make these appointments more attractive.

Mr. J. Hynd

The shortage to which my hon. Friend refers is due to the rapid release of Service men and women from the Control Commission. There is every hope that it will be overcome by the recruitment of civilians on the basis of remuneration now offered, i.e., the rates laid down for civil servants employed in London with the addition of foreign service allowance, Control Commission allowance, and an outfit allowance as well as free provision of uniform and board and lodging. The conditions of service are thus far from being unattractive.

51. Mr. G. Jeger

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether his attention has been drawn to the delays, up to three weeks, in arranging for the medical examinations of Military Government civilian officers; and whether he will consider eliminating this delay by allowing an applicant to be examined by his own doctor.

Mr. J. Hynd

Yes, Sir. The medical staff has recently been augmented and arrangements made to prevent such delays in future. Applicants have always been allowed to be examined by their own doctor if they so wished.