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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, with reference to the open competitive examination for appointment to the executive classes in the Civil Service, he will give an undertaking that such open recruitment shall not restrict the promotion of qualified Lytton and Southborough clerical officers to those grades; and, if so, whether he can give an undertaking that a specific number of vacancies in1916W
of conversions, the nominal amount and the denomination of Debt by which the Debt converted on each occasion is now represented?
My hon. Friend will find full details for the period up to 31st March, 1926, in Appendices V and VI to the Report of the Committee on National Debt and Taxation. For the years 1926 and 1027 the particulars are as follow:
those grades can be reserved annually for such promotion?
In filling vacancies in the executive classes, due regard will be paid to the claims to promotion to that grade of officers already employed in the Civil Service. But I am not in a position to agree to the reservation of a fixed number or proportion of vacancies in the executive classes, to be filled by the promotion, either of clerical officers generally, or of those who obtained appointments in the clerical classes by services in a particular group of examinations.