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Mr D C Hill

Volume 640: debated on Friday 12 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, in view of the fact that Mr. D. C. Hill was unable to establish his status in the service from the authorities in Malaya following the expiration of his original period of probation, what action his Department took in respect of the recommendation by the Malayan Government that his appointment should be terminated.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Malayan Establishment regulations required a head of a department, if not withholding an increment from an officer, to render an incremental certificate stating that the work of that officer had been entirely satisfactory.

The use of increment certificates in Malaya was discontinued in April, 1953.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when an overseas Government has recommended that an officer's probationary appointment should be terminated and not extended, and it is not extended by approval of the Secretary of State, by what authority and under what circumstances the officer is permitted to continue serving on probation after the expiration of the period of probation stipulated in the terms of his appointment.

Pending the receipt of the Secretary of State's approval the continued employment of the officer is within the discretion of the employing Government.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, in view of the fact that the first two annual increments paid to Mr. D. C. Hill were not withheld, if he will give the dates on which incremental certificates in this respect were rendered by the head of his department.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, what information was given to Mr. D. C. Hill, of the Malayan Civil Service, regarding the continuation of his probationary service after 30th October, 1953, in view of the specific recommendation of the Malayan Government that his appointment should not be extended.