§ Mr. NIELD
asked the First Lord of the Treasury whether he will consider the advisability of extending the terms of the reference to the Royal Commission on the Civil Service so as to comprise therein the consideration of the need for a board of control or other body to which any Civil servant who believes himself to be the victim of unfair treatment or of the personal illwill of the permanent head of his department could appeal, since the political chief, to whom alone an appeal at present lies, may have no knowledge of the character and ability of individual members of his office staff and must necessarily rely upon the advice of the permanent. head in such matters?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The Royal Commission is at liberty under its terms of reference to make any recommendations which it may desire on this matter.