HC Deb 06 February 1918 vol 101 cc2247-8W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether officers of the Welsh Insurance Commission are, unlike those of the Board of Education, at liberty to sit on other bodies and exercise functions more or less incompatible with, or unsuitable to, the proper discharge of the duties of their own appointments; whether the secretary and assistant secretary to the Welsh Insurance Commissioners are mem- bers of the University College Council, Cardiff, or of the selection committee of such council charged with the selection of a principal for such college; and whether he will terminate such membership, in view of the official relation of these officers one to another and of the fact that they are, as members, placed in such a position in the academic sphere that one might have to pronounce upon the fitness of, or actually nominate, or disapprove of the nomination of the other for a high educational office?


I have no knowledge of the arrangements of the Board of Education in matters of the kind referred to, nor whether the adoption of their practice in respect of officials of the Welsh Insurance Commission would have precluded the particular membership referred to in the question. I will look into the matter to which the hon. Member has drawn attention.