§ MR. HERBERT PAUL (Edinburgh, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury—(1) whether he can state the total number of candidates who competed at the last examination for clerkships in the First Division of the Civil Service; and (2) the total number who have been offered appointments, and the number now remaining on the list to whom it is proposed to offer them?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Sir JOHN HIBBERT,) Oldham
The answer to the first paragraph of the question is 23, and to the second 11, all of whom were University graduates in Honours. The examination was held in order to fill existing vacancies, and others which might occur during the next six months. It will rest with the head of a Department in which such a vacancy occurs to decide whether to offer the appointment to the next candidate on the list or to wait for the next examination.