HC Deb 16 May 1898 vol 57 cc1380-1
SIR H. HOWORTH (Salford, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he will state how many vacancies in Treasury second-class clerkships have occurred within the last ten years; and how many of these have been filled by direct open competitive examination?


There have been 16 vacancies in the period referred to, and two of these have been filled by direct open competition. Twelve have been filled by the transfer of officers who entered the service by open competitive examination, but were assigned in the first instance to other departments. The other two vacancies were filled, in one case by transfer from the staff of the House of Commons, and in the other by selection from the class of junior examiners in the Education Office. Appointments to the House of Commons staff are made by limited competition and to examinerships in the Education Department by nomination.