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Candidates (War Service)

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 12 April 1949

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many established civil servants passed the Civil Service examinations during or prior to the 1914–18 war, served with the Colours during that war, and have not been allowed to count such service towards pension.

Eighty-six cases are known where certification by the Civil Service Commission of successful candidates at Civil Service examinations was delayed by war service in the 1914–18 war. In addition, an unknown number were certificated, but joined the Forces before taking up duty. Neither category count war service for pension.