HC Deb 11 April 1927 vol 205 cc51-2W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the Government adheres to the established practice in regard to filling posts in the permanent. Civil Service that in general they should be filled either by the promotion of existing permanent civil servants or by recruitment by open competitive examination; and whether he will state, in relation to the year 1926 or, if that is not convenient, in relation to the year 1925, the number of permanent Civil Service posts not filled by promotion and filled by open competition and by methods other than open competition, giving an indication as to those methods?


, pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 14th March, 1927, col. 1659, vol. 203], supplied the following statement:

The particulars asked for as to the number of posts filled during 1926, excluding promotions, are as follow:

  1. (1) Open competitions (other than for manipulative appointments), 1,795.
  2. (2) Limited competitions (other than for manipulative appointments) including appointments from Southborough Examination, 5,603.
  3. (3) Manipulative appointments:
    1. (a) Open competition, 326.
    2. (b) Limited competition, 774.
    3. (c) Nomination after unestablished service, 6,304.
  4. (4) Nomination after unestablished service (industrial appointments), 888.
  5. (5) Other nominations after Departmental selection, 938.