§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the President of the Board of Education how many 1470W efficient single women dependent on their earnings who are sitting for the forthcoming examination for establishment as writing assistants have been given notice of dismissal; and how many of the men introduced into the Board under the Lytton Report have had the previous clerical or professional experience necessary for Board of Education work?
Five single temporary women clerks who are sitting for the forthcoming examination for establishment as writing assistants have received notice of discharge. As regards the second part of the question, the ex-service men introduced into the Department under the Lytton Report have not been long enough in the Board's service to enable the Board to form a definite opinion as to their suitability for the Board's work. I understand, however, that no man is appointed except on the recommendation of the Joint Substitution Board, which body, I am informed, satisfies itself in all cases that the individuals submitted are qualified to perform the clerical duties required of them.