HC Deb 21 July 1938 vol 338 c2429
81. Mr. Jagger

asked the Secretary of State for Air how a publicity officer, recently appointed to his Department, was appointed; and whether the appointment w as made as a result of open competition and was duly advertised?

The Under-Secretary of State for Air (Captain Harold Balfour)

The appointment of a deputy Press and publicity officer was made last January after advertisement and on the recommendation of a selection board. A further more junior and temporary appointment of a publicity officer was made in April of this year from the list of candidates who had applied in response to the advertisement which appeared in the public Press in respect of the first appointment.