HC Deb 24 June 1927 vol 207 cc2196-7W

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he is aware that there is employed in the works and buildings directorate, Air Ministry headquarters, a temporary assistant who passed the Lytton examination, and has since refused on more than one occasion to take up an appointment as a clerical officer, although other disabled ex-service men have had to take this course or accept dismissal; whether this man is filling a post that would normally be held by an established civil servant; and why exceptional treatment should be accorded to this temporary civil servant?


The answer to the first part is in the affirmative, subject to the qualification that I am not acquainted with cases where the alternative stated has been presented. The post is one which would, in the event of a vacancy, probably be filled by an established clerical officer, but no grading for it in such event has ever been fixed. The incumbency of this post by a temporary officer has not involved exceptional treatment.