HC Deb 01 March 1951 vol 484 cc2289-90
46. Mr. J. Enoch Powell

asked the Lord President of the Council why paragraph 15 was included in the form of application for employment issued by the Festival of Britain Office.

Mr. H. Morrison

This paragraph was included because it is standing instructions to all Government Departments to require candidates for employment to give particulars of any serious offences for which they have been convicted. A candidate who has been convicted is not in all cases debarred from employment.

Mr. Powell

Can the Lord President tell the House how many persons with previous convictions have been employed by the Festival of Britain?

Mr. Morrison

I could not say, Sir.

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