Mr. David Adams
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many civil servants have, within the last three years, been removed from the service or requested to resign owing to bankruptcy or matrimonial troubles, respectively?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Colville
In the absence of a central record relating to enforced retirements of civil servants I am not in a position to supply the hon. Member with the information he desires. I must not be understood to accept the suggestion that a civil servant should be required to resign for something so indefinite as the lion. Member's phrase "matrimonial troubles." Unless public scandal prejudicial to the Service is involved, the normal departmental policy is non-interference in matters affecting a civil servant's private life.