HC Deb 20 July 1908 vol 192 c1459

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he will state in what Departments of the Civil Service appointments are made on the nomination of the head of the Department or that of some other person instead of by open competitive examination; what appointments have been so made in each of the years 1900 to 1907; what were the posts to which such appointments were made and the salaries attaching thereto, and the rank and salaries at the present time of the persons so appointed; and will he also state what methods of selection are employed.

(Answered by Mr. Hobhouse.) The details as regards appointments filled by nomination followed by qualifying examination are too long to be giver, in an Answer to a Question, but they will all be found set out in the rules and regulations respecting examinations for the Home Civil Service, etc., published by the Civil Service Commissioners. The preparation of a Return of all such appointments made from to 1900 to 1907, and of the rank and salaries at the present time of the persons so appointed, would necessitate the collection of information from a number of Departments, and its value would not, in my opinion, be commensurate with the labour involved. I have no information as to the methods of selection employed.