HC Deb 14 December 1962 vol 669 c115W
Mr. Mason

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a list of the administrative, executive and technical officers of his Department with salaries of more than £1,500 per annum who on resigning or retiring during 1946–51 took up posts with industrial firms, signifying which of these did so within two years of leaving the Civil Service in cases requiring the approval of his Department, and also naming the firms they joined; and if he will indicate how many of those so affected were specially kept on until the end of the war period.

Mr. Barber

During the period 1946–51 approval to take up appointments with industrial firms was given to established Treasury officers, by grades, as follows—one Second Secretary, one Third Secretary, one Assistant Secretary and one Principal.

The firms and undertakings concerned were as follows:

  • Ashanti Gold Fields Corporation Ltd.
  • Daily Telegraph.
  • International Paints (Holdings) Ltd.
  • Powell Duffryn Ltd.

One of the officers went to a South African industrial undertaking; the available records do not contain its name.

It is not known whether all appointments for which approval was given were actually made, and there is no requirement for officers to obtain approval to take up posts when they have been retired from the public service for more than two years.

None of the officers concerned was specially kept on until the end of the war period.

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