§ 50. Mr. SEXTON
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the scheme of the Civil Service Whitley Council fixing 35 as a maximum age of entry into the established Civil Service; whether he is aware that there are many capable ex-service men over that age at present on the temporary staff of the Civil Service; and whether, in view of the anxiety on the part of the late Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces in France regarding the future of ex-service men, he will take the necessary steps to provide that the employment of ex-service men over 35 at present in the Civil Service will not be prejudiced, but permanency guaranteed, and that all further recruiting for the Civil Service will be suspended until all capable ex-service men now employed are admitted on the establishment?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Baldwin)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on 8th instant by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the hon. Member for Ealing.
§ Mr. SEXTON
Arising out of that question, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman if in future he will take good care to clean his own doorstep before he fouls that of his neighbours? If he reads the question, he will see what I mean.