HC Deb 21 June 1950 vol 476 cc123-4W
82. Mr. J. McKay

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many senior experimental officer posts are vacant in the Meteorological Office; and if he will give an assurance that the large number of candidates within the Meteorological Office who have the practical experience and academic qualifications, and many who are performing senior duties, will be given priority for these senior posts before outside candidates who have no experience in this office.

Mr. A. Henderson

Of the 153 senior experimental officer posts in the Meteorological Office, 10 are vacant. Senior experimental officer vacancies in the Meteorological Office are filled by promotion from within the Office and there is no intention of filling any of the vacancies from outside.