§ 50. Mr. ERNEST BROWN
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of writing assistants to be appointed to Departments in Edinburgh from the examination held in October last; the names of the Departments to which they will be assigned; and whether these appointments will be in accordance with his previous announcement?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Arthur Michael Samuel)
Two vacancies in Edinburgh, one in the Inland Revenue Department and one in the Post Office, have already been filled by the appointment of candidates successful at the competition for situations as writing assistant, announced in June, and held at Edinburgh in October last. No further vacancies in Edinburgh to be filled from that competition have yet been reported. As regards the last part of the question, I assume that the hon. Member refers to the announcement made in the reply which I gave to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Dulwich (Sir F. Hall) on the 22nd November last. He may rest assured that no appointments of writing assistant will be made which are not in accordance with the terms of that announcement.