HC Deb 15 March 1875 vol 222 cc1802-3

asked the Secretary of State for War, If it is the case that the privilege accorded by the Civil Service Commissioners to the unsuccessful candidates for direct Commissions, of ascertaining the marks obtained by them in the subjects in which they have been examined, is refused to candidates from the Militia; and, if so, whether there is any prospect of this apparent anomaly being redressed?


, in reply, said, it was not the practice of the Civil Service Commissioners to state the number of marks gained either by the successful or the unsuccessful candidates for the Militia. In the Army, the number of marks given to the successful candidates were announced, and the unsuccessful candidates could ascertain the numbers on application. The Civil Service Commissioners did not think it would be desirable to state the marks in the case of the Militia, because what they wanted was to ascertain the number which would show efficiency on the part of the candidate.