HC Deb 25 January 1945 vol 407 cc994-5W
Sir L. Lyle

asked the Minister of Labour whether the assessment of personal qualifications of applicants on the Appointments Register will be regarded in all cases as privileged even if its inadvertent disclosure by either the assessor or employer is gravely prejudicial to the interests of the applicant; and whether the latter will be furnished, at his request with a copy of the official assessment of his personal qualities.

Mr. Bevin

The question whether in any particular case a communication is privileged is one of law on which no general opinion can be expressed. As regards the second part of the Question, it would not be in the public interest to furnish a copy of the assessment of personal qualifications to the applicant concerned.