§ Mr. BOWERMAN
asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that a number of ex-service married temporary clerks, with overseas service, who have been in receipt of a disability pension, still classed as disabled, and entitled to preferential treatment, have received warning notices, on the ground of redundancy; and if he will see that the recommendations in the Lytton Report are carried out?
§ Major TRYON
The recommendations of the Lytton Committee are followed as closely as possible, and a definite priority for retention is given to temporary clerks who are disabled. It is on occasion unavoidably necessary, however, owing to the closing of a local office, or to reduction of work in a particular branch, to give warning of redundancy to disabled married temporary clerks; but, in such cases, subject to considerations of efficiency and to the clerks' willingness to accept transfer, it is the practice to offer alternative employment elsewhere in replacement of men in lower service categories.