HC Deb 01 August 1912 vol 41 cc2252-3
43. Mr. GIBBS

asked whether the right hon. Gentleman's attention has been called to the advertisement in the "Times" of 29th July by the Welsh Insurance Commissioners for an assistant-secretary, in which it is stated that the candidates must be capable organisers and have had administrative experience, though the Commissioners reserve the right to appoint on the basis of other considerations, or they may make a selection from among the members of the Civil Service; and whether he will state what will be the basis of other considerations, apart from organising and administrative experience or membership of the Civil Service, which the Commissioners may consider a justification for making such an appointment?


The Welsh Insurance Commissioners have reserved the right to consider the claims of applicants for the post of assistant-secretary who may not have all the qualifications specified in the advertisement, but who may possess outstanding professional ability or great personal capacity or intimate knowledge of the industries, social conditions, and language of Wales.


Does that mean that practically he will have to be an ex-agent of the Liberal party?


I do not think that is included amongst the qualifications.