HC Deb 24 February 1948 vol 447 c1771
66. Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what are the qualifications required for persons serving on advisory panels and selection boards dealing with former local government and public assistance officers with a view to their entry into the Civil Service in connection with the National Insurance and Assistance Bills.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

The chairmen of these selection boards will be appointed by the Civil Service Commissioners from their panels of persons experienced in interviewing. The members will be selected from panels nominated by the associations of local authorities, and from civil servants of standing and experience in the Assistance Board and Ministry of National Insurance.

Major Legge-Bourke

Will the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that no members of these boards will be persons who are themselves seeking appointments in the Civil Service?

Mr. Glenvil Hall

I would not like to commit the boards to the proposition which the hon. and gallant Member puts to me, but I cannot imagine that members of these boards will themselves be applying for the jobs which they allocate.