War Office (Official's Dismissal).

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

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Photo of Commander Sir Archibald Southby Commander Sir Archibald Southby , Epsom

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in reviewing the case of Mr. Charles Stevens, whose services at the War Office were dispensed with in 1935, he has satisfied himself that, as regards the information given to Mr. Stevens of the details of the alleged circumstances and reasons for his dismissal, the regulations have been strictly complied with?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

No rigid regulations exist in regard to the procedure to be followed in such cases. In common with my predecessors who reviewed this case, I am satisfied that no injustice has been done.

Photo of Commander Sir Archibald Southby Commander Sir Archibald Southby , Epsom

Can my right hon. Friend assure the House that this gentleman has received all the information which it is possible to give him with regard to his case?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

I am satisfied, as were those of my predecessors who reviewed the case, that Mr. Stevens was fully aware of the reasons for his dismissal, that he had every opportunity to make such representations as he desired, and that those representations, both oral and written, were fully considered by the Permanent Under-Secretary of the day.