HC Deb 01 April 1958 vol 585 c116W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent it is the practice of his Department that an officer of the Colonial Service, at the end of his period of probation, must be confirmed in his appointment unless his probationary appointment is terminated or extended.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

An officer should not be confirmed in his appointment unless he is considered suitable in all respects for permanent appointment. If the officer is not confirmed on the expiration of his probationary period and his probationary appointment is not terminated, he continues to serve for extended probationary service until he is confirmed or until his probationary appointment is terminated.