§ SIR GEORGE FARDELL (Paddington, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he will explain why Mr. R. W. Garden, the successful candidate at the recent examination for the situation of assistant surveyor of buildings in the Architectural Department of the Board of Public Works, Ireland, after having received notice of his success, has been re- 476 jected, although his qualifications fulfil the requirements set out in the special regulations issued by the Civil Service Commission on 27th April, 1900, respecting such examination; and whether it is proposed to appoint Mr. Donaldson because he happens to be at the present time in the temporary service of the Department.
§ MR. HANBURY
Mr. Carden was rejected because his qualifications did not fulfil the requirements to which the hon. Member refers. They were prima, facie satisfactory; but they did not bear close investigation. No appointment will be made on the result of the examination.