HC Deb 03 May 1922 vol 153 cc1371-2W

asked the Minister of Labour if he will carry out the recommendations of the Lytton Committee by cancelling the notices issued to Major Gregg, D.S.O., M.C., and Major Short, D.S.O., both disabled officers with distinguished military records and mentioned in despatches, at present employed in the Ministry of Labour, and issue instead notices to two temporary administrative officials who have not served in His Majesty's forces, and who are still employed in non-technical posts in the same Ministry?


With two exceptions, no temporary administrative officers who have not served in His Majesty's forces are being retained in non-technical posts in the Ministry of Labour. One of the officers so being retained will leave at the end of June; while the, other has over 14 years' continuous temporary Government service, and is therefore exempt from substitution under the terms of the Lytton Report. The cases of the two officers referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend have been, and are, receiving the most sympathetic consideration from the Joint Substitution Board to whom they have been referred.