HC Deb 26 July 1960 vol 627 cc117-8W
Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs why clerks of rent tribunals are considered as temporary civil servants; and whether he will give them higher status and conditions.

Mr. H. Brooke

Clerks of rent tribunals are not civil servants, though their conditions of service conform broadly with those of temporary civil servants. They are appointed by, and are solely responsible to, the tribunals they serve; and their appointments are dependent upon renewal of the jurisdiction of the tribunals year by year. In these circumstances I do not think there is justification for changing their status and conditions of employment.