§ MR. H. KIMBER (Wandsworth)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, whether it is intended to discontinue the practice of making appointments to clerkships in solicitors' branches in Government Departments by open competition and after examination by the Civil Service Commissioners, and in lieu thereof of employing persons temporarily in such branches not on the permanent establishment of the Civil Service but as clerks in the personal employment of the Head of the Department appointed by that Head, and paid out of an annual allowance made to him for that purpose?
THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. R, W. HANBURY,) Preston
The practice described in the first part of the Question has for some time been discontinued, and that described in the second part has been substituted. This has been done on the recommendation of a Committee appointed in 1887, presided over by Lord James of Hereford. The evidence taken by the Committee, and its Report thereon, are to be found in House of Commons Paper 239 of 1888.