§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether she will detail the basis upon which civil servants may be dismissed from office; and how many have been so dismissed for the stated reasons for the longest and most convenient period of time.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
Civil servants may be dismissed for disciplinary reasons, discharged for failure satisfactorily to complete a period of probation or retired prematurely on grounds of inefficiency, limited efficiency, structure, redundancy or ill health. The following table shows the number of all such terminations from the non-industrial home civil servants for the period 1979 to 1981. No similar information about industrial grades is available centrally.
Non-industrial Home Civil Service Leaving cause 1979 1980 1981 Dismissed on disciplinary grounds 130 110 140 Discharge during a probationary or trial period 440 500 370 Premature retirement 2,790 2,770 3,520
Note: Part-timers are counted as whole units.