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The Royal Commission on the Civil Service*

Nature volume 128, pages 201204 (08 August 1931) | Download Citation



READERS of NATURE will recall that when the present Government announced its intention of setting up a Royal Commission on the Civil Service, with terms of reference of a seemingly comprehensive character, our satisfaction was qualified by a contemplation of the list of the members of the Commission. Without in any way belittling the attainments and achievements of its sixteen members in their respective avocations, we were compelled to point out that not one was a scientific man or engaged in the application of science to the needs of the community, and that not one was known to have devoted consideration to the more fundamental problems of public administration.

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