§ Mr. AMERY
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that a circular was issued some weeks ago through the Income Tax Department inviting members of the outdoor staff of that Department to apply for appointments under the National Health Insurance Commissioners, and that a number of the outdoor staff did in consequence apply for such appointments; and will he say whether these applications were ever forwarded from Somerset House to the Insurance Commissioners, and whether the Insurance Commissioners have considered these applications or made any appointments from the outdoor staff of the Income Tax Department?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The answer to the first part of the hon. Member's question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, twenty of the applicants were recommended to the Insurance Commissioners, who have these applications with others under consideration but have not as yet made any appointments therefrom. Two of the persons appointed to the higher staffs of the Commissions were surveyors of taxes who had previously been at work upon the Bill in the Treasury.