HC Deb 22 November 1950 vol 481 cc56-7W
Mr. N. Macpherson

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty to what extent it is possible for local civilian employees of his Department in overseas stations to become established civil servants.

Mr. W. Edwards

Locally entered non-industrial staff in certain grades at Malta, Gibraltar and Simonstown are eligible for establishment, subject in some cases to a qualifying period of service, if they were appointed before 3rd September, 1939, and subject to age and nationality rules. These arrangements are at present under reconsideration following an agreement reached by the National Whitley Council this year. Locally entered industrial staff at Malta, Gibraltar and Simonstown may be established up to a number not exceeding five per cent. of the numbers borne in 1938.