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Recruitment Policy

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 24 April 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service why the Civil Service refuses to recruit training opportunities scheme graduates in data processing who have not obtained two A-level passes.

The Civil Service needs to maintain the standard of executive officer entrants who are recruited for a range of posts, not just to work in the specialised area of data processing for which the TOPS graduates have specifically been trained. This question has been examined on many occasions, including earlier this year. If my hon. Friend has any particular point in mind which he would like me to look at afresh, I should be pleased to do so.