HC Deb 01 September 1909 vol 10 c539W

asked the President of the Board of Trade, in regard too the appointments to be made shortly as to the labour exchanges to be set up, if he can state whether it is the intention of the Government to subject candidates to an examination test; and, if so, whether he can indicate the nature of such examination, especially in view of the fact that labour exchanges as proposed to be set up are new to this country?


The conditions of employment of the staff required are not yet definitely decided, and I am, therefore unable at the present time to reply to the hon. Member's question. I doubt, however, if the ordinary type of Civil Service Examination would be altogether well adapted to test the qualifications of candidates for some of these appointments.