HC Deb 25 May 1938 vol 336 cc1222-3W
Mr. Kelly

asked the Secretary of State for Air why Air Ministry warders who are counterparts of the Royal Marine and War Department constabulary, are not allowed to join a Civil Service organisation for the improvement of their position nor to take part in any Whitley Council business; and whether he will consider modifying the regulations accordingly?

Sir K. Wood

In view of the special nature of their employment Air Ministry civilian warders are debarred, as are similar personnel employed by the War Office, from membership of the bodies referred to other than an association formed within the grade itself and with the approval of the Department. Apart from representations made through any such association it is always open to the men to present a case relative to conditions of service through the usual channels in accordance with normal rules.