§ 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.