46. Mr. FRED HALL
asked if a record has been kept of appointments in the Civil Service without open competition since a Select. Committee was set up early in the year to deal with this question; and if he will give particulars of such appointments?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
A record of all appointments made to situations comprised in Schedule A of the Order in Council of 10th January, 1910, is kept by the Civil Service Commissioners. Statistics as to all certificates issued by the Commissioners under Clause 7 of that Order during the years 1901–11 may be found in the first Appendix to the first Report of the Royal Commission on the Civil Service, to which body the hon. Member presumably refers. A Return setting forth the name, age, and date of appointment, salary, address at time of appointment, and occupation for the five years preceding the appointment of each person appointed 1091 without competitive examination to any position in the public service, from 27th February, 1912, to 1st November, 1912, with an annual salary of £100 and upwards, is now in preparation, and will be laid before the House in compliance with the Order of 1st November.