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Clerical Staff (Qualifications)

Volume 113: debated on Monday 30 March 1987

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will make a statement about the requirement for educational qualifications for clerical staff in the Civil Service.

Recruitment of clerical staff is carried out by individual Government Departments. Selection for interview on the basis of educational qualifications is the most commonly used method though selection may also be made by clerical test or clerical experience. The Cabinet Office (MPO) is currently carrying out a review of the entry requirements and selection methods for these grades.