HC Deb 21 March 1927 vol 204 cc53-4W
Lieut.-Colonel JAMES

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he can state the number of persons who were appointed to established posts in the Civil Service, either by examination or nomination, between the 4th August, 1914, and the 30th August, 1921, excluding Lytton entrants; and whether temporary service was allowed to count for pension purposes?


The number of persons appointed to established posts in the Civil Service during the years 1914 to 1921 is as stated below under the undermentioned categories, excluding Lytton entrants. The statistics of the Civil Service Commissioners are compiled for calendar years and the figures given are for the complete years above-mentioned inclusive.

Main Competitive Examinations (Men) 7,910
Reconstruction (Ex-service) Examinations (Men) 3,017
Appointments of Persons already established 2,534
Other appointments (Men) by nomination, including technical appointments, and small open and limited competitions 13,481
This heading includes, e.g., 3,053 Inland Revenue Officers, selected by a special Selection Board, 2,244 Employment Exchange Employés, who had passed an examination before the commencement of their temporary service, 673 subordinate officers of the Prisons Service, etc.
Appointments of Women to established posts other than Manipulative posts 11,089
Manipulative Appointments (Men) 20,424
Manipulative Appointments (Women) 19,762
Industrial Appointments 21,132
Total (excluding Lytton entrants) 99,349

The extent, if any, to which any previous temporary service may be reckoned for superannuation depends, under Section 3 of the Superannuation Act, 1887, upon the special circumstances of the case.