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Oral Answers to Questions — National Insurance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th January 1948.

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Photo of Mr Goronwy Roberts Mr Goronwy Roberts , Caernarvonshire 12:00 am, 20th January 1948

asked the, Minister of National Insurance what pro- cedure was followed in selecting personnel from among the employees of the Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company at Treborth Hall, Bangor, Caernarvonshire, for appointments under his Ministry.

Photo of Mr James Griffiths Mr James Griffiths , Llanelly

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.

Photo of Mr William Williams Mr William Williams , Heston and Isleworth

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?

Photo of Mr James Griffiths Mr James Griffiths , Llanelly

Yes, Sir, such reports are produced, and each Civil Service selection committee has representatives of the approved societies and trade unions on it.