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Training Of Civil Servants (Committee)

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1943

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has yet appointed a committee to examine the general question of the training of civil servants; and, if so, whether he will state its composition and terms of reference?

Yes, Sir. I have set up a Committee with the following membership:

  • The Financial Secretary to the Treasury—Chairman.
  • Sir Harold Hartley—Vice-President, London Midland and Scottish Railway Company.
  • Sir Kenneth Lee—Chairman, Tootal Broad-hurst Lee Company Limited.
  • Miss Myra Curtis—Principal, Newnham College, Cambridge.
  • Mr. A. J. T. Day—Chairman, Staff Side, National Whitley Council.
  • Mr. A. L. N. D. Houghton, Staff Side, National Whitley Council.
  • Sir Thomas Gardiner—Director General, General Post Office.
  • Sir Robert Wood—Deputy Secretary, Board of Education.
  • Mr. H. Wilson Smith—Under Secretary, Treasury.
The terms of reference of the Committee are:
"To examine the general question of the training of civil servants, including the question whether a Staff College should be established, and, if so, the particular form and character which that college should take."