§ Captain W. BENN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the widespread desire among members of the Civil Service for the re-establishment of the Civil Service Arbitration Board or the creation of a similar body; and whether, in view of the obvious disadvantages of the abolition of this Board, the Government proposes to take any steps in the direction indicated?
Representations have been made to me on the subject referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend. His Majesty's Government do not propose to re-establish the Civil Service Arbitration Board. Provisions for contribution by consent of both parties is already made by the Industrial Courts Act, 1919, which applies to civilian employés of the Crown; and it is not considered that further provision is either necessary or desirable.