§ 16. Mr. Liddall
asked the Minister of Information whether it is proposed immediately to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Sir Maurice Peterson; from whom applications are being invited and what salary is being offered; by whom will the appointment be made; whether there is to be any board of selection; and whether regard will be had to the names on the Central Register of the Ministry of Labour?
The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, applications are not invited for appointments of this nature. The salary attached to the post is £1,500 a year for a temporary and £1,700 a year for an established officer. The appointment will be made by the Minister of Information.
§ Mr. Liddall
Will my right hon. Friend give an answer to the last part of the Question, as to whether regard will be had to the names on the Central Register of the Ministry of Labour?
It is improbable that the name of the official who takes this post, which was recently occupied by an Ambassador, will be found on the Central Register at the present time.