Oral Answers to Questions — Permanent Secretary to the Treasury.

– in the House of Commons on 3rd June 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Brown Mr William Brown , Rugby

asked the Prime Minister whether the functions of the officer designated to succeed Sir Horace Wilson as Permanent Secretary to the Treasury will be the same as those discharged by Sir Horace Wilson, or whether he will be relieved of responsibility for the organisation, recruitment, etc., of the public service?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

I have nothing to add to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend on 14th May.

Photo of Mr William Brown Mr William Brown , Rugby

Would the Deputy Prime Minister consider representations from the Civil Service unions as to the necessity, from an efficiency point of view, of adopting the course proposed in the Question?