HC Deb 19 May 1919 vol 116 cc49-50W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether Sir George Gibb has returned to the service of the North Eastern Railway Company; whether he is continuing to act as chairman of the Road Board; and whether it is in accordance with precedent that an individual in railway service and drawing railway pay should hold an important Government post?


Sir George Gibb's present connection with the North Eastern Railway Company is in an advisory capacity only and does not preclude his full discharge of his duties at the Road Board. He withdrew his resignation of the chairmanship at the request of the Government who consider that it is not expedient that any change should be made in the administration of the Road Board pending the passage through Parliament of the Ministry of Ways and Communications Bill.