§ Mr. BRIANT
asked the Prime Minister how many ex-service men are now employed in the Civil Service in temporary positions; and how many have been added, by examination or otherwise, to the permanent staff during the last 12 months?
§ Sir R. HORNE
44,595 ex-service men, of whom 17,615 were disabled, were employed in a temporary capacity in Government Departments on the 1st instant. During the 12 months ended 30th June, 1922, certificates of qualification, including special war certificates and special recommendations issued under the Order in Council of the 22nd March, 1918, for appointment to permanent situations in the Civil Service, were issued in favour of 10,981 ex-service58W men. A small proportion of this number, which cannot be precisely stated, is in respect of men already in the permanent Civil Service who obtained better appointments.