HC Deb 01 July 1910 vol 18 c1299W

asked the Prime Minister whether it is intended to continue the system of staffing the Labour Exchanges recently opened by the nomination of a committee of selection rather than by open competition, as in other branches of the Civil Service; and whether, owing to reorganisation in the Savings Bank Department, there are at present a large number of experienced and capable clerks available for these positions?


I have been asked by the Prime Minister to reply to this question. I do not think that the time has come when the Labour Exchanges can be advantageously staffed by open competition, but applications for employment by any capable clerks would be carefully considered when suitable vacancies occur.