§ 77. Mr. RAPER
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will waive the proposed examination in July next for the clerical class (male) and make appointments by a central board under the Order in Council of 10th January, 1910, in order to obtain the best class of temporary clerk for permanent appointments, the majority of temporary clerks (ex-service) having given efficient service as such for over two years?
The Lytton Committee in their third Interim Report recommended the holding of a further limited competition for the clerical class, open to ex-service men temporarily employed in Government Departments. I regret that I am unable to agree to the proposal in the latter part of the question.
For a certain period they were made, but the time has now come according to the recommendations, or it will have come at some future time, for a further examination limited as I have described.