HC Deb 11 April 1912 vol 36 cc1395-6
Captain CRAIG

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of his statement in the House of Commons that posts in the new Insurance Department would be filled as far as possible from Civil servants, he would explain why the Irish Commissioners had not invited applications from the Surveyors of Taxes and their staffs in Ireland for such posts; was he aware the English Commissioners had intimated that candidates must have had experience in dealing with the public, and that the officials of the Taxes Department are better qualified in this respect than the staffs of any other department?


The Irish Commission have considered and will consider all applications from Civil servants for the posts in question in whatever Department the applicants may have been previously serving. No special invitation has been issued to any Department, and all applications, both from the branch of the Civil Service mentioned, and from the other branches have been dealt with on their individual merits.