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Civil Service (Clerical Posts)

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 12 May 1949

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the 34,000 tem- porary civil servants who are to be established in the near future will be selected by interview or examination or by a combination of both.

Methods of selecting temporary clerks to fill 34,000 established clerical posts under the scheme recently announced are still under consideration. Up to 15,000 posts are to be filled during 1949 mainly by departmental methods of selection which will be fixed in consultation with Staff Sides of Departmental Whitley Councils; written examinations are not precluded. To fill the remainder of the posts, selection will be carried out centrally by the Civil Service Commission in 1950 by methods to be fixed in consultation with the Staff Side of the National Whitley Council.