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Stationery Office (Examiner Of Advertising Accounts)

Volume 154: debated on Tuesday 23 May 1922

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he has recommended the Civil Service Commission to issue to Mr. Duncan Campbell a certificate of appointment in the permanent Civil Service, at a salary of £300, as examiner of advertising accounts in the Stationery Office; why such an appointment was made when there are already prominent civil servants in the Department able to undertake the duties of the post?

The consent of the Treasury has been given to the appointment of Mr. Duncan Campbell to the recently established post of Examiner of Advertising Accounts in the Stationery Office at a salary of £300 on the scale £300-£15-£400. The appointment in question was decided upon after the fullest consideration of the qualifications of other members of the Stationery Office staff and inquiry among ex-service men awaiting appointments in Government Departments and established civil servants, which failed to disclose a candidate possessed in a sufficient degree of the wide knowledge of the advertising trade required for the duties of the post.