§ MR. O. V. MORGAN (Battersea)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether Petitions have been received by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury from three Civil Service copyists, whose promotion to the position of Lower Division clerk has been suspended; and, if so, whether, pending the consideration of their Petitions, they may be allowed to attend the examination shortly to be held, for the purpose of qualifying themselves, with the other 1068 copyists selected, for the position of Lower Division clerk?
§ THE SECRETARY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.)
Petitions have been received from these three copyists, whose ages were misstated. The suggestion that they should be allowed to attend the qualifying examination amounts to a request that the mistake or misstatement should be overlooked, and that they should be given the benefit of it; and I see great difficulty in. the way of assenting to such a course.