HC Deb 27 March 1911 vol 23 c1080W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will take steps to insure that all appointments made in connection with any such new work as insurance against sickness, invalidity, unemployment, etc., shall be filled under a system of competitive examination and not by nomination, in order that Members of Parliament may be relieved from the applications of supporters and a feeling of confidence in the impartiality of the Government inspired?


I fear it would be quite impossible for my right hon. Friend to pledge himself at the present stage as to the course which he will adopt hereafter.