§ MR. FIELD
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he will explain why the Congested Districts Board (Ireland) have asked the Treasury to allow their staff to be recruited from the regular permanent Civil Service men who have entered through the Civil Service Commissioners' Examination; and whether this suggestion will be adopted by the Treasury.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY (Mr. VICTOR CAVENDISH,) Derbyshire, W.
The Congested Districts Board, through the Irish Government, have asked whether the Treasury would be disposed to consider favourably a proposal to appoint a certain number 659 of permanent clerks to their staff. Correspondence on the subject is still proceeding, but no decision has yet been arrived at.
§ [No Answer was returned.]