HC Deb 08 November 1954 vol 532 cc94-5W
46. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Supply why, in the classification into categories under Command Paper No. 8783, he has found it necessary for 5,398 of his staff in the intermediate group to require to seek permission individually to engage in any of the political activities for which members of the group are eligible and has given standing permission to 13,550, whereas in one Government Department only 1,800 out of 34,000 are so required and in another only 12 out of 21,000.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

The reason is that staff concerned are in the classes employed on inspection, costing or other duties which bring them into contact with the public. The classification is provisional, however, and the matter is due to be discussed this week with representatives of the staff.