§ Mr. HUGH BARRIE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a circular was issued to the Tax Surveying Department inviting applications from surveyors, assistant surveyors, and established clerks, for appointments under the National Health Insurance Commission; how many applications were received from each class; how many were for promotions; how many for transfer in each case; how many were forwarded to the Insurance Commissioners; and why the remainder were not sent on?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
Such a circular was issued, but the issue to the established clerks was made under a misapprehension. Applications were received from 173 surveyors, 126 being for promotion, and 47 for transfer. There were 117 applications from assistant surveyors, 27 for promotion, and 90 for transfer. There were 172 applications from established clerks, all for promotion. Twenty names were selected from among those of the surveyors and assistant surveyors for recommendation to the Commissioners. No further recommendations were forwarded, as the number of appointments to be made was limited.