§ MR. MAURICE HEALY
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury why the Civil Service Commissioners, in the case of the examination held in December last to fill the place of assistant in the South Kensington Museum (Art Branch), departed from the usual practice of announcing the result of the examination in the Gazette.
§ * THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HANBURY,) Preston
On the occurrence of the vacancy in question notice was given that an open competitive examination would be held, and two gentlemen entered their names as candidates. One of these subsequently withdrew. The other presented himself for examination, and, as at two similar competitions he had passed in the obligatory subjects, the Commissioners decided to regard him as the successful candidate. No actual ex- 446 amination was held, and therefore no result was announced; but the issue of a Civil Service certificate was duly recorded in the London Gazette of the 6th January last.