HC Deb 08 July 1897 vol 50 cc1348-9
SIR WILFRID LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Political Economy has for the last few years been eliminated from the examination of candidates for the Foreign Office; and, if so, whether there is any objection to its being reinstated among the subjects for examination?


There are already so many obligatory subjects in the Foreign Office examination——exclusive of those which are optional—that Political Economy was dropped in 1892, when the existing regulations were drawn up. It is not proposed to reinstate it.