HC Deb 11 November 1947 vol 444 c44W
64. Mr. Low

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if the withdrawal of recognition from the Association of ex-Service civil servants was designed to coerce temporary ex-Service civil servants to join the Civil Service Clerical Association; and if he will undertake that the Association of ex-Service Civil Servants is recognised when it contains 40 per cent. of ex-Service civil servants.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

No. Ex-Service civil servants remain free to join any staff association they wish. In considering whether an association should be recognised, the percentage of ex-Service civil servants in membership is irrelevant, and the percentage membership in the classes or grades concerned is what matters. Any claim from the Association of Ex-Service Civil Servants for renewed recognition on this basis will be considered on its merits