§ 86. Mr. SNOWDEN
asked how the posts of assistant insurance officer, appeals officer, and inspector under the National Insurance Act (unemployment section) are being filled; how many of these posts have been filled by Labour Exchange men of short service; and whether any effort was made to fill these posts by men already serving in other branches of the established public service?
Thirty-seven appointments have already been made to posts in these grades. Twenty of the officers so appointed were previously in the established Civil Service, fourteen were in the service of the Labour Exchanges, and three were unestablished Civil servants in other branches of the service. It will be seen from these figures that in making these appointments due consideration has been given to the claims of other branches of the public service.