HC Deb 11 November 1952 vol 507 c31W
98. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why his Department issues dismissal notices to employees during their absence due to serious illness; and whether he will take steps to see that this practice is discontinued.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The decision to terminate an officer's employment on health grounds is taken on medical advice and I cannot agree that notice should be deferred indefinitely where the absence is prolonged and likely to continue.