asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will change the recruitment criteria for entry to the executive class to allow computer programmers trained under Manpower Services Commission schemes to join his Department even though they lack two A-levels.
No. I refer the right hon. Member to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Coventry, South-West (Mr. Butcher) on 24 April 1980.—[Vol. 983, c. 220.] Executive officers are recruited for a range of posts, not simply to work as computer programmers.