§ 72. Mr. DENNISON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if there are any appointments in the Civil Service reserved, or available for, qualified accountants; and, if so, what is the method of entry for an accountant into the Civil Service?
§ Mr. McNEILL
Posts in the Civil Service, the duties of which require specialised knowledge of accountancy, or other professional qualifications, are relatively few, and are commonly filled, as there is occasion, by the appointment of individuals having the requisite qualifications who are selected by the head of the Department concerned with the assistance and concurrence of the Civil Service Commissioners and the approval of the Treasury. If the competition is Lot confined to unestabl staff already employed on the professional duties, a selection board, on which the Civil Service Commissioners are represented, may he convened to interview qualified candidates from outside the service who apply in response to newspaper advertisement.