Civil Service (Ex-Service Men).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 27th July 1927.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Macquisten Mr Frederick Macquisten , Argyll

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, with regard to the forthcoming open competitive examination for the admission of girls and boys to the general and departmental clerical classes of the Civil Service, in view of the obligations devolving upon the Government to give preferential treatment to ex-service men and the large number of ex-service men who are still waiting assignment, and the recent indications that recruitment for the Civil Service is to be restricted, he will instruct that there should be no further outside applicants either examined or admitted to the Civil Service until the ex-service men who passed the Southborough examination are all absorbed?