HC Deb 13 July 1959 vol 609 c12W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent the reports or opinions of senior officers of other services are sought when an officer on probation in the Colonial Service is working under their orders or in closer contact with them than with officers of his own service; and if he will make this obligatory if the period is of considerable length.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Such a situation does not often arise and there is no approved practice. I consider that it is a matter which should be left to the discretion of overseas Governments having regard to the circumstances of individual cases.

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