§ Mr. N. Macpherson
asked the Secretary of State for War to what extent it is possible for local civilian employees of his Department in overseas stations to become established civil servants.
§ Mr. Strachey
A number of locally engaged War Department non-industrial civilians at certain stations abroad have been established under a National Whitley Council agreement of 1939. A new agreement of July, 1950, enables establishment schemes to be introduced for such employees in other areas where appropriate, subject to approval of permanent complements for each station, to the individual having a minimum period 63W of service and to the usual rules governing the appointment of established civil servants.