HC Deb 03 August 1894 vol 28 cc9-10

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the limit of age for appointments in the Excise has recently without warning been altered from 22 years to 21 years; whether he is aware that a number of candidates for the service, some of whom have already passed the preliminary examination by the Civil Service Commissioners, will be excluded by the change of age; and whether the Department will postpone the coming into force of the new Regulation for a period, so that injustice may not be caused to those who have been preparing for candidature?


There has been no recent change in the limits of age for the Excise entrance examination. It may be that my hon. Friend refers to a change in the limits of age for candidates for the outdoor service of the Customs, as to which I have just answered a question put by the hon. Member for North Cork.