HC Deb 29 November 1933 vol 283 c891W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what are the qualifications for his post of the new Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies; and what is the length of his previous service in the Colonial Office, other branches of the home Civil Service, and the Colonial Civil Service, respectively?


Sir John Maffey served in the Indian Civil Service from 1899 to 1924, and during the last years of his service in India he was Chief Commissioner of the North-West Frontier Province. From 1926 until his appointment as Under-Secretary of State he has been Governor-General of the Sudan. I am sure it will be generally agreed that his long and varied administrative experience fully qualify him for the post he has now undertaken.

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