56. Sir F. HALL
asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the important 565 appointments which will fall to be made in connection with the Government's proposals with regard to transport, electricity, and other public services, he will arrange for the appointment of a small independent committee to deal with the filling of the principal positions so as to ensure insistence upon the requisite qualifications in regard to the persons to be appointed?
Sir F. HALL
May I ask how it is proposed to select all the high officials that are bound to be required for these important Departments; is the right hon. Gentleman aware that already a solicitor to one of the railway companies has been given a very important post in the Ways and Communications Department?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The filling of these posts will certainly be a very responsible duty. I do not see how it is possible that anyone should accept that responsibility except the Government of the day.
§ Mr. DEVLIN
How long will it be before there will be nobody in the country who has not a Government job?