Ministry of Works and Planning (Mr. F. C. C. Curtis).

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

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Mr. Graham White:

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Planning the circumstances which led to Dr. F. F. C. Curtis leaving the Ministry of Works and Planning?

Photo of Mr George Hicks Mr George Hicks , Woolwich East

Mr. Curtis was never appointed to the staff of the Ministry, as there was doubt as to his ability to satisfy the conditions regarding direct employment in a Government office. Pending the settlement of this question, his services were lent by his previous employers on a repayment basis to deal with urgent work. As he has now been called to join the Services, any question of direct employment no longer arises.

Mr. White:

I beg to give notice that I shall raise this matter on the Adjournment at an early date in order that this lamentable business may be considered in detail.