HC Deb 14 December 1981 vol 15 c46W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he has received the communication from the hon. Member for Newham, North-West with the article from the November issue of "Selling Today" published by the UCTA section of the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs, regarding the refusal of his Department to grant an interview and staff appointment to Sally Ashcroft M.A., from Lancaster university; if he will make a statement; and if he will take steps to rectify this situation.

Mr. Hayhoe

I have been asked to reply as the Civil Service Commissioners have the responsibility for recruitment to permanent posts in the Home Civil and Diplomatic Services.

I have not yet seen the letter to which the hon. Member refers, but I shall reply to him as soon as possible.