§ 44. Mr. HOGGE
asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the fact that many ex-service men have, after passing the Civil Service examinations, received only temporary appointments; whether it is the intention to place these men on the permanent establishment and, if so, when?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Baldwin)
I presume the hon. Member is referring to the cases of certain ex-service men who competed in April last for appointments in the Employment Department of the Ministry of Labour. No officer has received a temporary appointment as a result of this examination, but certain candidates before competing at the examination were, and still are, in temporary Government employment. I understand that those candidates who were declared successful at the written portion of the examination have been called before the interviewing board.
§ Mr. BALDWIN
I do not think that that follows, but I shall be glad if my hon. Friend will put down a question later on.