The procedure followed was that recommended by the Approved Society Staffing Advisory Committee, which I set up to advise me on the terms of absorption of approved society staffs generally. This Committee recommended that the Civil Service Commission should interview and grade the societies' permanent staff, who should receive priority for employment in this Department, and that employees not on the permanent staff should be interviewed by my Department, and should be considered for such vacancies as might be available for them on the temporary staff of the Ministry. This procedure has been followed. I have called for a full report in regard to the temporary staff, and when it is available I shall be glad to discuss the position with my hon. Friend and with the hon. Member for Caernarvon Boroughs (Mr. Price-White), who has written me on the same matter.
Can my right hon. Friend say whether, in addition to the interview by the Civil Service Commissioners, they are also furnished with reports from the approved societies concerned on the merits and qualifications of the applicants?