§ Mr. R. Morgan
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the persons holding established posts in the executive class of the Civil Service entered through the second class division or executive class examinations by promotion from the clerical class and by any other means, respectively.
§ Sir J. Anderson
I assume that my hon. Friend has in mind established officers holding executive posts. I regret that this information is not available without a special inquiry, which would involve Departments in a great deal of labour and which I do not think could be justified in present circumstances. I can, however, inform my hon. Friend that the total number of established officers in the general executive class at 1st April, 1944, was approximately 7,000, with a further 15,500 in departmental classes of executive type; and that some 1,700 officers entered the executive class by the open competitions held in the years between the two wars.