HC Deb 05 August 1919 vol 119 cc173-4
76. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the restriction of permanent appointments as accountants in the Board of Inland Revenue in a recent advertisement to members of certain societies prevents many public accountants of wide experience and practical ability in every branch of their profession applying; whether he is aware that mere membership of any society gives no guarantee that the applicant is a practical accountant; and whether, in order to widen the field of selection and obtain the best men, he will allow members of other incorporated societies of accountants to apply for the appointments?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply I gave to a question by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Deptford on the 15th ultimo.