HC Deb 08 August 1890 vol 348 cc252-3
MR. D. SULLIVAN (Westmeath, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, in view of the approaching examination of Militia subalterns for admission to the Regular Army to be held next month, and considering the likelihood that there will be a considerable number of candidates, whether he will give instructions to have the Papers examined, and the result promulgated with all possible despatch; the result of examinations for Sandhurst, held by the Civil Service Commissioners, though the number of candidates is very large, and the subjects for examination very numerous, being usually known in a month; and, as in the Militia examination there are only four Papers set, and the delay announcing the result causes great inconvenience to the candidates, whether he can have the present system altered?


Every exertion will be made to promulgate the result with all possible despatch, consistent with a very careful examination of the papers by the examiners.