HC Deb 11 November 1958 vol 595 c29W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why, in view of the fact that Mr. Dyke Campbell Hill was serving on extended probation after the end of October, 1953, he was not so informed, in accordance with the requirements of Section 31 of Colonial Regulations; and why he was given no opportunity, having already served on probation for three years, to decide himself whether he wished to serve on extended probation.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The Regulation 31 does not require that an officer be informed that his probationary period has been extended. Mr. Hill was well aware that he had not been confirmed in his appointment and that his representations against the proposal to terminate it were under consideration. He was at liberty, like any other civil servant, to resign his appointment at any time.