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Volume 203: debated on Monday 8 August 1870

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said, he would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, What special arrangements under the new system of open competition for Civil Service vacancies, to be in force from the thirty-first of this month, will be made to meet the cases of those employés of the Civil Service who, having been deprived of appointments through recent reduction or abolition of office, are now awaiting re-appointment?

Sir, the case of such employés has not been overlooked. They are mentioned expressly in section 7 of the Order in Council. The exact steps that will be taken with regard to the matter are not yet settled.