HC Deb 02 August 1923 vol 167 c1697

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the established taxes staff has already a full complement; if not, will he state the additional number required; and whether the temporary clerks at present employed in the Department will automatically be established to fill the posts they already hold, or whether it is pro posed to fill their posts with writing assistants or others who may pass an examination?


There are 2,022 vacancies in the authorised clerical establishment of the taxes branch. Some of these vacancies will be filled by the appointment of temporary clerks who have qualified at the examinations held under the Lytton scheme in 1920 and 1922. The method of recruitment to be adopted when this source is exhausted is still under consideration.