§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Lord President of the Council (1) what the normal procedure is for recruiting staff to the Vote Office;
(2) what the normal procedure is for recruiting staff to the Clerk's Department.314W
§ Mr. Whitelaw
The normal procedure for recruiting staff to any of the offices of the House of Commons is for the department concerned to put in an application to the Clerk/Administrator who will refer it to the Staff Board for detailed consideration. The Staff Board, if it agrees that the application is justified, will recommend accordingly to the Accounting Officer. If the Accounting Officer agrees with the recommendation of the Staff Board, the department will then proceed to recruit the additional staff required.