HC Deb 03 July 1879 vol 247 cc1287-8

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether any, and what, necessity has been shown to exist for the change in date of the Army (Entrance) Preliminary Examinations in autumn from September and October to August and September respectively; and, whether the Commissioners cannot consult the convenience of the majority of candidates by returning to the dates fixed and customary in previous years?


, in reply, said, it was necessary that the names of those who had failed in the preliminary exa- minations and would be disqualified from proceeding should be known by the military authorities in good time; and if those examinations were held in September and October the result could not be known until the first week in November. He was not aware that any complaints of the change from September and October to August and September respectively had been made; but, if so, they would be attended to.