§ Captain RAMAGE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, with reference to the promotion of a second-class valuer, as notified in the Inland Revenue Weekly Notes of the 9th February last, if there was no ex-service official whose record merited an interview with regard to this promotion; if the non-ser rice official selected was specially qualified for the appointment in question; and, if so, why he did not take up his new duties at Camberwell on appointment?
As I explained, in the reply which I gave to the hon. and gal-2482W lant Member on the 3rd July, the interviews required to enable superintending valuers to decide finally upon their recommendations are comparatively few in number, and in this case did not include any ex-service valuers. As regards the latter parts of the question, the machinery for selecting for promotion has been designed to secure the advancement of the most meritorious officers within the field of selection; the disposition of staff in a grade by reference to the requirements of particular offices is a distinct matter to which other considerations apply.