§ Captain Lyons
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply whether his attention has been called to the case of a young man aged 30, employed as an inspector of small arms in his Department, who was recently convicted and sentenced at the Central Criminal Court; what qualification this man has for this appointment, and by whom was he chosen for the small arms inspectorate; whether his name was on the Central Register, and by whom was his character vouched; and whether he will now consider a general re-examination and overhaul of all temporary, and not definitely technical, employees of his Department under the age of 41?
§ Mr. Harold Macmillan
My attention has been drawn to the case to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers. I find 609W that the man in question was never employed as an inspector, but was engaged through the local Employment Exchange in an industrial capacity at a weekly wage of 65s., and was subsequently employed at 78s. a week. I cannot see my way to institute a general inquiry of the kind suggested by my hon. Freind.