After considering all the circumstances, I have informed the county council that I am prepared to approve the payment of a gratuity in this case. The sanction would be given under Section 228 (1) of the Local Government Act, 1933.
In view of the fact that there is no complaint, or charge, whatever against the character or efficiency of this lady, how does my right hon. Friend justify her dismissal? Does not the fact that he has given a gratuity exonerate her completely? Will he have an inquiry made?