§ MR. MALLOCK (Devon, Torquay)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, If he is aware that the room at Notting Hill, in which the preliminary examination of candidates for admission to the Royal Military Academy has recently been held, is situated so close to the District Railway that the noise of the trains disturbs candidates under examination, thus placing them at a disadvan- 719 tage as compared with candidates examined at other places; and, if he will arrange for these examinations to be held in future in some more suitable place?
§ THE SECRETARY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.)
The building is very close to the railway; but I am not aware that the passing trains have been found disturbing. In the opinion of the Superintending Examiner, the rooms are very satisfactory and convenient; and no complaint has been made to the Civil Service Commissioners by any candidate on the ground stated in the Question. It would be very difficult to find suitable rooms free from noise.