Unestablished Civil Servants (Gratuities).

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments. – in the House of Commons on 9th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Samuel Viant Mr Samuel Viant , Willesden West

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether it is the practice of the various Departments to encourage the temporary civil servants, when about to retire at the age of 65 years, to continue their service during the period of the war; and, if they consent, is it the policy of his Department to reduce their gratuity for each year served beyond the age of 65 years?

Photo of Captain Harry Crookshank Captain Harry Crookshank , Gainsborough

I assume that in the phrase "temporary Civil Servant," the hon. Member has in mind unestablished civil servants. In that case the answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative, and to the second that an unestablished civil servant retained after 65 years of age will continue to earn additional gratuity for each completed year after that age.

Photo of Mr Samuel Viant Mr Samuel Viant , Willesden West

Does not the Financial Secretary consider that this is a discouragement to further service rather than an inducement?

Photo of Captain Harry Crookshank Captain Harry Crookshank , Gainsborough

I should not have thought there was any discouragement. A man continues to earn additional gratuity.