§ SIR WALTER FOSTER (Derby, Ilkeston)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the census clerks, selected for employment under the Registrar General will "be chosen by open competition within suitable limits of age," as specially recommended by the Census Committee in its Report; and, if not, why not?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. JACKSON,) Leeds, N.
The arrangements for appointing census clerks are not yet concluded, but steps will be taken by examination to secure that none but efficient clerks are appointed. It will be necessary to make 494 clear that the appointments are only temporary, and do not set up any right or title to the permanent Civil Service.