HC Deb 14 March 1917 vol 91 cc1133-4W

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the fact that many of the personal clerks employed by inspectors in the Home Office Factory Department have served in that capacity for over twenty years, he can say if and when the Government will give effect to the recommendation of the Royal Commission on the Civil Service that such clerks should be placed upon the permanent establishment?


The Royal Commission lay down certain general principles on which all temporary or unestablished employment in the public service should be dealt with, and they refer to the factory inspectors' clerks and one or two other classes of unestablished officers as typical instances for the application of these principles. No decision, however, on the general question has been or, I am advised, can be arrived at till after the War, and any alteration in the status of the factory inspectors' clerks must meanwhile stand over. Only eight of the clerks have over twenty years' service.