HC Deb 07 July 1887 vol 317 cc70-1
MR. COX (Clare, E.)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether it is a fact that notice of the examinations for men clerkships in the Civil Service, to be held on the 9th August, was only published in the Irish newspapers of 3rd July; whether the notice required that forms from intending candidates should be filled and lodged with the Secretary Inland Revenue by the 5th July; whether he is aware that it was impossible that candidates from Ireland could procure and lodge their papers in such a short time; whether, under the circumstances, he will give directions that applications from Ireland may be received though not lodged for a few days after the 5th instant; and, whether he will give instructions that longer notice of intended examinations be given in future?

SIR HERBERT MAXWELL (A LORD of the TREASURY)(who replied) (Wigton)

said, the hon. Member must have been misinformed in the matter, as the advertisement referred to appeared in the Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick, and Galway papers before the 24th of June.