§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the clerical staffs of the three general lighthouse authorities, who have to pass a Civil Service examination on entry, are recognised for all purposes as Civil servants, or what limitations there are on such recognition; and whether these staffs have the same rights as regards salary questions and the redress of grievances as Civil servants?
§ Sir A. GEDDES
The expenditure of the general lighthouse authorities is not met out of moneys voted by Parliament, and their clerical staffs are not, therefore, recognised as Civil servants. It is, however, the practice of the Board of Trade, in whom the financial control of the expenditure of these bodies is vested, to apply as far as practicable the conditions of the Civil Service to their clerical staffs.