HC Deb 06 November 1929 vol 231 cc1080-2W
Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE

asked the Prime Minister if it is the intention of His Majesty's Government, in appointing the Royal Commission on the Civil Services, to review the status and functions of the large body of scientific and technical experts engaged in the Civil Services, with a view to the furtherance of scientific knowledge, methods, and research of those services; and if, seeing that there is no representative of science nor anyone engaged in the application of science to the needs of the community, he will consider the addition to the Royal Commission of a due proportion of such representatives?


The Royal Commission has been appointed to enquire into and report on the structure and organisation of the Civil Service, conditions of employment of Civil Servants and conditions of retirement from the Civil Service. Its terms of reference have been widely drawn and it will be for the Commission itself to determine the extent to which the various subjects within the scope of the reference can profitably be reviewed. I am satisfied that the Commission as now constituted is well adapted to the purposes of the enquiry and I am not prepared to enlarge its numbers.