HC Deb 28 October 1912 vol 43 cc51-2W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can state the number of appointments made to the audit staff under the National Insurance Act, and how many of them have been filled by persons who were already holding positions in the Civil Service and how many by the outside public; and the number of applications for appointments on the audit staff sent in by members of the Civil Service and the number sent in by the outside public?


Appointments made to the audit staff under the National Insurance Act, 1911:—

Total No. of appointments. No appointed from Civil Service. No. appointed from Outside Public.
Chief Auditor 1 1
Secretary to the Audit Department 1 *1
Staff Clerk 1 1
Minor Stuff Clerk 1 1
Second Division Clerk 1 1
Inspectors of Audit 6 6
Auditors 42 3 39
Senior Assistant Auditors 2 2
55 10 45
*Originally appointed Inspector of Audit and subsequently promoted to be Secretary.

Three hundred and six persons, of whom six were Civil servants, were nominated to compete for appointment as senior assist- ant auditors. Two of the Civil servants so-nominated were, however, on grounds of urgency appointed without examination. The result of the examination has just been announced, and it is proposed to make eighty appointments from the list of results which has been compiled in order of merit. Four hundred and thirty persons, of whom four are Civil servants, have been nominated to compete for appointment as junior assistant auditors; the examination has not yet been held, but is expected to take place next month.

The applications received were as follows:—

Position. From Civil Servants. From the Outside Public. Total.
Inspector of Audit 61 266 327
Auditor 187 1,211 1,398
Senior Assistant Auditor 172 2,381 2,553
Junior Assistant Auditor 90 1,828 1,918
510 5,686 6,196