§ Mr. MALCOLM
asked how many appointments to the Civil Service were made by patronage, under the Order in Council of 4th June, 1870, Clause 7, during the years 1908, 1909, and 1910 respectively; and whether patronage appointments to the Civil Service are governed entirely by that Order, or has it been superseded by later Orders in Council?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The Order in Council of 4th June, 1870, has been replaced by 1408 the Order in Council of 10th January, 1910, which consolidated that and other Orders relating to the public service. Appointments to the Civil Service made otherwise than by open competitive examination are governed by that Order, with the exception of the appointments included in Schedule B. of the Order, which are exempted from the operation of Part I. thereof. It is not possible to distinguish those appointments under Clause 7, which are due to promotion of persons already in the service from appointments under that clause of persons appointed by patronage; and in any case these figures would not take into account "patronage" appointments under Schedule B. of the Order.