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Regional Finance Officer, Wales

Volume 154: debated on Wednesday 31 May 1922

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asked the Minister of Pensions whether the post of regional finance officer for the Welsh region of the Ministry of Pensions has been filled by the transfer of a civil servant from the Liquidation and Disposals Commission; if so, whether he is aware that this civil servant is not a Welshman and has no knowledge of the Welsh language or of pensions administration; that the appointment has been made over the head of a Welsh disabled officer who has had 11 years' banking experience, has a good war record, and who, during his four years' service in the Ministry, has been recommended by the Department, by the Director of Public Prosecutions, and by a judge for the ability he has displayed; and whether, in view of the legitimate claim which can be made for the promotion of this pensions official, he will reconsider the appointment in question?

The post of Regional Finance Officer for the Wales region has been filled by the appointment of a highly-qualified permanent civil servant whose services with the Disposal and Liquidation Commission are at an end, and who is, therefore, available for transfer. In making this appointment, full consideration was given to the claims of existing officials of the Ministry.