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Woolwich Office

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the educational qualifications of the staff employed at the Woolwich office of his Department.

Information about the educational qualifications held by staff in local offices of the Department is not readily available.

The minimum educational qualifications for recruitment to the basic clerical grade—clerical assistant—are two passes at GCE 'O' level, or equivalent, including English language. For recruitment to the executive officer grade, the minimum educational qualifications are five GCE 'O' level, or equivalent, passes including English language, and two 'A' level passes, both of which must be obtained at the same examination.