§ Mr. LUNDON
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland when will the Irish National Health Commissioners be able to make known definitely the subjects for examinations for positions under their control, so that intending applicants may have an opportunity of studying the subjects for examination?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
With the exception of one officer appointed as private secretary to the chairman for special qualifications from the staff of the Bank of Ireland, the only permanent appointments at present being filled are being filled by transfer from other public Departments without examination. When it becomes necessary to make clerical appointments by examination from outside the public service the Commissioners will probably avail themselves of one or more of the existing competitive examinations for clerical appointments in the Civil Service generally. The method of recruitment for non-clerical posts has not yet been settled, but if any special examination is set up due public notice will be given.