HC Deb 19 May 1873 vol 216 c100

asked the Secretary of State for War, If he will state why in the case of a candidate for admission to the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, or for direct commissions in the Army, who may have failed to qualify at the examination before the Civil Service Commissioners, it is objected to return to him the paper in which he has so failed to qualify, and which would afford him an opportunity of knowing the mistakes he had made?


I have, Sir, made inquiry of the Civil Service Commissioners, and am informed that at the examinations for admission to the Royal Military Academy and for direct commissions, candidates are allowed to take away the printed Papers of questions; but that the Papers containing their performances are retained by the Commissioners in accordance with what they believe to be the universal practice of all examining bodies.