78. Mr. Vane
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the salaries and allowances paid to senior members of the Control Commission, Germany and Austria, are paid according to a fixed scale or made the subject of special arrangements.
§ Mr. J. Hynd
Salaries in respect of the most senior appointments to the Commissions are determined on anad hoc basis according to the importance and responsibility of the individual post, and not in accordance with fixed salary ranges. Control Commission allowance is calculated as a fixed percentage of salary, and foreign service allowance is a fixed annual amount bearing no relation to the salary figure.
79. Major Lloyd
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what procedure is adopted in choosing personnel for the Control Commission in Germany and Austria; and the names of members of the selection board and what contracts are entered into before those chosen start work.
§ Mr. J. Hynd
Except for the highest appointments which are made by personal selection and the junior grades which are recruited directly by the Control office, candidates with suitable qualifications appear before a selection board consisting of a chairman nominated by the Civil Service Commission, a senior military officer, and an experienced civil servant. There are several of these boards, and the names of their chairmen are given below.
Selected candidates receive a formal letter of appointment setting forth the conditions of service and duration of their appointment. Acceptance of this constitutes a binding contract.
Following are the chairmen:
- Sir James Anderson, K.C.I.E.
- Mr. J. Y. Bell, C.B.
- Mr. E. P. Carter, O.B.E.
- Mr. E F. Cliff, C.B.
- Sir Herbert Creedy, G C.B.. K.C.V.O.
- Sir Harry Haig, K.C.S.I., C.I.E.
- Mr. H. A Leggett, C.B., C.B.E.
- Mr. J S. Nicholson, C.B., C.B.E.
- Sir James Ross, K.B.E., C.B.
- Sir Findlater Stewart, G.C.B., G.C.I.E., C.S.I
- Sir Thomas Stewart, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E.
- Sir Geoffrey Whiskard, K.C.B., K.C.M.G.
- Sir John Woodhead, K C.S.I., C.I.E.