HC Deb 01 February 1949 vol 460 cc225-8W
Mr. H. D. Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the names and ages of the members of the Colonial Service Appointments Board; and their educational, administrative and other relevant experience.

Mr. Creech Jones

The Chairman of the Colonial Service Appointments Board is Sir Percival Waterfield, C.B. He was born in 1888 and entered the Treasury in 1911. He was appointed as First Civil Service Commissioner in 1939 and holds his office as Chairman of the Colonial Service Appointments Board ex-officio.

The Deputy Chairman is Sir Maurice Holmes, G.B.E., K.C.B. Born in 1885, he entered the Board of Education in 1909 and was Permanent Under-Secretary to the Board from 1937 to 1945. In 1947 he was appointed Chairman of the East African Salaries Commission, and in 1948 Chairman of the Commission on the Unification of the Public Services of the British Caribbean Territories. His absence from the meetings of the Board whilst in the West Indies has necessitated the creation of an additional post as Assistant Deputy Chairman.

The Assistant Deputy Chairman is Sir Owen Morshead, K.C.V.O., D.S.O., M.C., now acting as Deputy Chairman. Born in 1893, he has had long experience of the Cambridge University Appointments Board and has been a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, since 1920

The other members of the Board are:

Air-Commodore C. E. Benson, C.B.E., D.S.O. Born 1895. During the war he was Chief Military Government Officer to the 8th Army in Austria and Italy. In the winter of 1947–48 he visited the Far East on a special mission concerned with the selection of candidates for the Colonial Service from that area. He is a Director of Messrs. Robert Benson Lonsdale and Company and of Lloyds Bank. He has been appointed as an additional Assistant Deputy Chairman during the absence of Sir Maurice Holmes in the West Indies.

Sir Frederick Burrows, G.C.I.E. J.P. for Herefordshire. Born 1889 Governor of Bengal from February 1946, to August, 1947, since when he has been Chairman on the Agricultural Land Commission.

Sir George Chester, K.B.E., J.P. Born 1886. Has been General Secretary of the National Union of Boot and Shoe Operatives since 1930, and a member of the General Council of the Trades Union Congress since 1936.

Mr. E. P. Harries, C.B.E. Aged 60. Until recently was Head of the Organisation Department, Trades Union Congress. He was formerly a District Delegate of the Shipwrights and Ship Constructors Association and from there went to the T.U.C.

Lord Milverton, G.C.M.G. Born 1885. He entered the Colonial Service as a Cadet in the Malayan Civil Service in 1908. He was later successively Governor of North Borneo, the Gambia, Fiji and the Western Pacific, and Nigeria.

Sir John Waddington, K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O. Born 1890. Entered the Colonial Service in Kenya in 1913 and was later successively Colonial Secretary of Bermuda and British Guiana, and Governor of Barbados and Northern Rhodesia.

Sir Mark Young, G.C.M.G. Born 1886. Entered the Colonial Service as a Cadet in Ceylon in 1909 and was later successively Colonial Secretary of Sierra Leone, Chief Secretary of Palestine, and Governor of Barbados, Tanganyika and Hong Kong.