§ Mr. WATT
asked the Secretary of State-for the Home Department who it is has the making of the minor legal appointments in connection with the London Courts under his jurisdiction; are these made by nomination or by competition; and, if by the former method, will he take-steps to see that some form of competition, will be introduced?
§ Mr. McKENNA
If my hon. Friend is referring to the clerical staff of the Metropolitan Police Courts, these are appointed, in the case of clerks, by a limited competition among second division clerks nominated from the different Departments of the public service; in the case of assistant clerks, by a limited competition among the ushers and assistant ushers of the Courts and others nominated for the purpose.