HC Deb 21 October 1909 vol 12 cc460-1

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the Committee appointed to make selection from among the candidates for employment in labour exchanges has been instructed to make provision of a sufficient number of employés able to read, write, and speak the Welsh language for service in the exchanges in Wales and Monmouthshire; and whether, in making selection for appointments in Wales and Monmouthshire, preference will be given to candidates possessing the bilingual qualification?


No instruction of the kind suggested has been issued to the Committee of Selection. In the allocation of officers to the various districts regard will, however, naturally be had to ability to deal with the special local conditions.