§ MR. PIRIE
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether, as it was admitted by his predecessor that the duties of examiners in the Education Department are merely administrative in the same sense as are the usual functions of Civil servants, any reason exists why these posts should not in future be filled in the ordinary way by examination and promotion from the ordinary clerical staff?
§ SIR JOHN GORST
I cannot find that my predecessor ever made the admission alleged. I must refer the honourable Member to the answers to similar questions given by my predecessor on February 9th, 1893, and by me on May 11th, 1897, to which I have nothing to add.