§ 46. Sir J. Lucas
asked the Secretary to the Treasury in what way the rights of a civil servant to write to his Member of Parliament differ from the privileges allowed to members of the Fighting Services; and what action he will take to see that civil servants are not at a disadvantage by reason of their employment.
§ Mr. Maurice Macmillan
As the Financial Secretary told my hon. Friend on 11th February, a civil servant is barred from writing to his Member of Parliament to support or advance his individual claims as a civil servant; 187W members of the Fighting Services are not so presented, but they have, of course, their statutory right of complaint. I do not accept the implication that civil servants are at a disadvantage by reason of their employment. If a civil servant is dissatisfied on a personal matter there are recognised official and staff association channels through which he may press his case.