HC Deb 22 October 1912 vol 42 cc1934-6W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury how many Excise officers applied for posts as health insurance inspectors in Scotland; how many were recommended as suitable by the head of the Customs and Excise Department; how many of the latter were given an interview and sat an examination; and were any of these examinations held after the posts were all filled?


Twenty-five officers of the Customs and Excise applied for posts on the outdoor staff of the Scottish Commission, seven of whom were recommended by their superior officers. Three of the latter were interviewed, and two were nominated to sit at the competitive examination. Only one of these actually took the examination, and he obtained an appointment. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.


asked how many health insurance inspectors were appointed for Scotland, how many applicants were there, and what positions had the successful applicants held previous to their appointment?


Thirty-one persons have so far been appointed to the outdoor staff of the Scottish Commission. I am circulating particulars of their positions before their employment by the Commission. In all 2,933 applications were received.

Table compiled in connection with Parliamentary Question No. 60 in the Votes of the 17th October, 1912.
Males. Females.
Chief and Deputy Chief Inspectors. Inspectors. Assistant Inspectors. Health Insurance Officers. Inspector. Assistant Inspectors. Health Insurance Officers.
Chief Inspector— J. W. Peck, Clerk to Edinburgh School Board. J. E. Highton, Customs and Excise Officer (2nd class). D. Fenton, Solicitor, Town Clerk, and Burgh Treasurer of Lochmaben. T. Aitken, Insurance Agent. D. S. Allen, Sub-Warden, Queen Margaret Settlement, Glasgow. R. Glen, Sorting Clerk and Telegraphist, G.P.O., Edinburgh. M. E. S. Sutherland, Sorting Clerk and Telegraphist, G.P.O. Glasgow.
Deputy chief Inspector— W m. Leitch, Senior Assistant in Education Officer's Department, London County Council. W. S. Smith, Clerk, Glasgow Corporation Tramways. W. Goodfellwo, Clerk, George Heriot's Trust, Edinburgh. H. Galbraith, Registration Clerk, Bridgeton Labour Exchange, Glasgow. I. B. Whitson, Sorting Clerk and Telegraphist G.P.O., Glasgow.
S.H. Turner. Lecturer on Political Economy in Economy in Aberdeen University. Jas. Thomson, Journalist on "Scotsman" staff. G. A. Fraser, Secretary to Aberdeen Trades Council.
Names of successful candidates and positions occupied prior to appointment. J. W. Herries, Depute Chief Reporter to "Scotsman" newspaper. N. MacInnes, Journalist on "Greenock Telegraph." J. Inch, Farmer. I.C. Gorrie. Organising Secretary, Scottish Domestic Servants' Association.
H. F. Whitehead, Manager of Legal Office; Burgh Surveyor of Kingussie. J.A. Kelso, Clerk, Public Health Department Lanark County Council.
A. Arneil, Secretary to Glasgow Branch of Educational Institute of Scotland. A. Morrison, Assistant Teacher. W. Hutchinson, Traveller and Organiser, Barlock Typewriter Co., Glasgow.
J. W. Taylor, Organising Secretary I. O. Foresters.
M. Beaton, Sub-Inspector (2nd class) Scotch Education Department. D. M. Kay, Inspector of Agents, Caledonian Insurance Company, Dundee. D. Birnie, Shorthand Writer.
F. A. Hamilton, Compositor and Printer's Reader.
H. MacIntyre, Salesman, Scottish Cooperative Wholesale Society (Drapery).