41. Mr. CHANCELLOR
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether the temporary woman clerk who has been nominated to a permanent post in his Department had declined to continue to carry out her duties in a temporary capacity; and, if not, will he say why, her services being already at the disposal of the Department, the appointment was made permanent?
The appointment was in the first instance made temporary with a view to the question of its permanency being considered at the end of twelve months' experience. As a result of that experience it was found desirable to make it permanent. The lady in question is engaged upon work with which women are specially concerned and her previous experience has peculiarly fitted her for the post.
Is it intended to make any more permanent appointments of this kind of person outside the regular staff?