§ Major HURST
asked the Minister of Health whether appointments as housing inspectors under the Ministry of Health are open to all fully qualified sanitary inspectors in the public health departments of local bodies; if so, why no opportunity has been afforded to the great majority of the sanitary inspectors in Manchester, mainly ex-Service men, to compete for each appointments; and whether he will give these men the right to submit their names as candidates and to state their technical and war-service qualifications there for?
§ Major ASTOR
Having regard to the technical nature and the limited number of the appointments to be made, no general announcement inviting applications for the temporary posts to which the hon. and gallant Member refers has been made. The Selection Committee which has been considering these appointments have given special consideration to the claims of men possessing the requisite technical qualifications who have served with the forces, and a large majority of394W those at present appointed have thus served. The Committee will be prepared to consider further applications, which may be made to the Ministry.