§ Mr. WILLIAM THORNE
asked the President of the Board of Trade how he proposes to appoint the various permanent officials in connection with Labour Exchanges; and if he will state the method he intends adopting to obtain nominations for such situations?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Tennant)
I cannot at present say more than that this important matter is receiving my very careful consideration. Any persons desiring to apply for posts in connection with Labour Exchanges should communicate with the Secretary of the Board of Trade, stating their qualifications. To prevent disappointment, I may add that a large number of applications have already been received.
Yes. There have been a great many applications. I am an almost daily recipient of one or two for all kinds of posts.
§ Mr. J. GRETTON
Is there to be a system of nominations, or are there to be ordinary applications made as in other cases?
No. They will be in the gift of the Board of Trade. Whether examinations will eventually be requred I am unable to say.
§ Mr. H. A. WATT
Will the superior appointments under this Act be given to those already in the service of the Board of Trade, thus saving the Department a great deal of trouble?
That is not at present our intention. But when I say so I must not be understood to say that no appointments to any post will be made to existing officers.