§ Mr. G. HIRST
asked the President of the Board of Trade what proportion of ex-service temporary civil servants employed in his Department on clerical duties are home service and overseas, respectively; and how many are men who did not sit for the recent special establishment examinations?
§ Lieut.-Colonel LANE-FOX
supplied the following figures in accordance with his answer [OFFICIAL REPORT, 25th April; col. 490]:
Temporary ex-service staff engaged on clerical duties at 25th April, 1923, in the Board of Trade (excluding Mines Department 1208W and Department of Overseas Trade):
755 of the above staff did not compete for permanent appointments.
Number. Per cent. Home service … 147 10.4 Overseas … 1,270 89.6 Total … 1,417 100.0