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Redundant Officer

Volume 464: debated on Monday 2 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Supply if he will take steps to provide a certified true copy of the original application made by Mr. A. R. Murray in 1944; and, as this has been refused by his Department on more than one occasion, if he will state the reason for this refusal.

No. Mr. Murray has been given copies of the original application made by him in 1944 on four separate occasions. My Department declined to certify these copies as true since this would add nothing to their validity, and is therefore unnecessary.


asked the Minister of Supply why Mr. A. R. Murray was dismissed by his Department under paragraph 7(A) of the Memorandum GN 100/47 instead of paragraph 9; was Treasury sanction obtained to amendments made whereby a technical grade became classified as clerical; or what authority had his Department for making such a change in the Memorandum, in view of the fact that it was not circulated as an amendment to GN 100/47 in the usual way.

When Mr. Murray became redundant his case was not dealt with under paragraph 9 of the General Notice, since the Disposals Officer grade, in which he was employed, is not a professional or technical grade having recognised standards of qualification. This grade is a departmental one with which it is appropriate to deal under paragraph 7(A) of the General Notice. Since no change in the normal procedure, or in the terms of the General Notice, was involved, Treasury sanction was unnecessary.