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Royal Engineers (Civil Employees)

Volume 389: debated on Wednesday 5 May 1943

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asked the Secretary of State of War whether, in view of the manpower problem, he will consider waiving in suitable cases the rigid rules requiring civil employees in the Royal Engineers, such as garrison engineers, clerks of works are ex-service men of foremen of works, most of whom are ex-service men of former wars, to be retired at the age of 60 years?

Under normal rules civilian employees in the R.E. Services are liable to be called upon to retire at the age of 60, but at present they are retained beyond that age provided that they are fit and efficient.