§ Lieut.-Colonel POWNALL
asked the. Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the position of a civil servant holding a Modified (War) Certificate under the Order in Council of the 22nd March, 1918, will be at any time reviewed with the object of a full certificate being granted if so, by whom; whether, when the Modified (War) Certificate is under review, the amount of sick-leave taken by the holder during his probationary period will influence the award of a fail certificate; and, if so, in what way; and whether, in the event of a full certificate being granted, the term of the probationary period will be counted as service qualifying for pension?
The position of a civil servant holding a Modified (War) Certificate under the Order in Council of 22nd March, 1918, is not reviewable in the manner suggested. The effect of a Modified (War) Certificate is to modify the sick-pay allowable to the holder in the manner stated in Clause 3 of the Order (except that the period of 36 clays mentioned therein has been extended to three months by a later Regulation) during the first five years of his service. Apart from this modification, a Modified (War) Certificate has, for all purposes, the same force and effect as an ordinary Civil Service Certificate.