HC Deb 30 September 1942 vol 383 cc807-8W
Mr. W. Brown

asked the Home Secretary what were the previous occupations of the chief engineer and the deputy chief engineer at the Cambridge regional office of his Ministry; and how many members of the technical staff in this particular office are retired Indian civil servants?

Mr. H. Morrison

There is no chief engineer or deputy chief engineer in the Cambridge Regional Office of the Ministry of Home Security. There are a senior regional technical adviser and two regional technical advisers. The senior regional technical adviser retired from the Indian Service of Engineers in July, 1936. Immediately prior to his retirement he was chief engineer and secretary to the Public Works Department, Sind. He at one time held appointment as deputy secretary, Public Works Department (Irrigation and Railways), Bombay. One technical adviser was on the staff of the Wardle Engineering Company and for the ten years immediately preceding his appointment to his present post was manager of the head office of this firm in India. The other regional technical adviser was an executive engineer in the Irrigation Branch, Indian Service of Engineers, Bombay, immediately prior to his appointment to the Ministry of Home Security. No members of the subordinate technical staff of this office were members of the Civil Services of India.