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Civil Service (Medical Disqualification)

Volume 148: debated on Wednesday 9 November 1921

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether any ex-service men who passed or qualified at the last Civil Service examinations have been rejected for permanent appointments on account of disability occasioned through War service and/or defective eyesight?

One ex-service man who qualified at the recent examination for the clerical class has been rejected on account of disability considered to be aggravated by military service. The disability is active disease of both lungs, which makes indoor work unsuitable for him. Four were rejected for defective eyesight, not occasioned by War-service, two of whom had previously been rejected on the same ground after success at examinations which they attended before joining the Army.