§ Mr. Dumpleton
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what were the numbers of vacancies outstanding in the Colonial Service at the latest convenient date in the Development, Economic and Commercial, Social Services, and Administration Branches, respectively.
Mr. Creech Jones
The number of vacancies in the branches named at 30th April, 1949, were: Development 8; Economic 1; Commercial 6; Social Services 8; Administration 258. Of the Administrative vacancies 202 are for the Probationary Training Course beginning in October, 1949, selection for which will take place this Summer.