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Clerical Class Examinations

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 18 October 1945

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will agree to ex-Servicemen, who have not been full time at school up to their 16th birthday and who have not obtained a school certificate, being allowed to be competitors for the reconstructional examinations for the Clerical Class in the Civil Service.

No, Sir. The present conditions of entry which include substantial preferences for ex-Servicemen and women were worked out in discussion between the two sides of the Civil Service National Whitley Council. They have been approved by the House of Commons as being fair to all concerned.