asked the Minister for Local Government if he will take steps to ensure that tape recordings will in future be made in connection with all interviews held by local authorities for the filling of posts not dealt with by the Local Appointments Commission.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Tape Recording of Interviews for Local Posts.
The reply is in the negative.
Is the Minister aware that there is grave public disquiet as a result of the method of holding those interviews by public authorities where one individual is placed in the position in which he can give a man a job automatically or can knock him out of it on the grounds of whether he likes him or does not? Does the Minister not consider it is time to put an end to that practice in my constituency and in every other county?