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Civil Service (Communists And Fascists)

Volume 466: debated on Monday 27 June 1949

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109.

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many civil servants have now been suspended from duty; how many have been dismissed or transferred to other Departments because of their political views or activities; and what is the total cost up to date of the inquiries and action taken.

Nineteen people are at present suspended from duty as being thought to come within the scope of the Government's policy on the employment of Communists and Fascists in certain parts of the Civil Service; 14 have been transferred; none have been dismissed but three have resigned. No identifiable additional cost is caused by these inquiries.