§ Mr. R. Morgan
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what percentages of the persons holding established posts in the administrative class in the Civil Service entered through the administrative class examination, or through the post-war 1914 to 1918 reconstruction examination, or by promotion.
§ Mr. Assheton
Administrative posts in the Civil Service in war-time may he filled either by established or temporary officers, and it is not possible to identify any posts as established posts. I assume, however, that my hon. Friend has in mind established officers holding administrative posts. Of the established civil812W servants who now hold administrative posts, 33 per cent. entered through the administrative class examination, 8 per cent. through the reconstruction examination after the last war, 58 per cent. by promotion and r per cent. by other means. Of the numbers entering by promotion two-thirds—68 per cent. to be exact—hold at present only acting appointments; that is to say have been promoted to their present rank during or shortly before the war.