HC Deb 05 May 1964 vol 694 cc135-6W
30. Mr. Denzil Freeth

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for granting established conditions of service to civil servants who have served for many years in an unestablished capacity.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Arrangements are being introduced, with the agreement of the Staff Side of the Civil Service National Whitley Council, whereby civil servants who have completed 20 or more years of continuous unestablished service, and have reached or passed their minimum retiring age, may be nominated by their Department to the Civil Service Commissioners for establishment.

The Commissioners will be enabled, by an amendment to their Regulations, to accept for establishment a person so nominated, if his Department certifies that he is competent to perform the duties on which he is likely to be employed until he actually retires and if he satisfies the Commissioners' requirements as to health, character and nationality.