§ Mr. G. W. H. JONES
asked the Minister of Health, seeing that the Ministry of Health have been placing out to contract the work of writing up valuation cards, whether he has any guarantee that such work will be taken at the same rates of pay as these prevailing in the Civil Service; and whether, in view of the number of ex-service men now becoming redundant in the Civil Service, he will issue instructions that the remainder of this work shall be done by redundant ex-service staff?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part, the work, which consists of routine copying and sorting, and is purely temporary and spasmodic in character, is now approaching completion.