HC Deb 08 February 1900 vol 78 c916

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, in filling up the existing vacancies in the clerical establishments in the Royal Ordnance Factories, in the Army Clothing Factory, in the Type Writing Department of the War Office, and in the Army Nursing Service, the Secretary of State will endeavour to favourably consider the applications of the sons and daughters of officers of the Army and Navy who have been killed in action, or who have died from wounds received or from illness contracted whilst on active service, and whose families have been left in necessitous circumstances.


The Secretary of State will gladly take these cases into consideration, where appointments are not reserved by Order in Council for public competition; but almost all the clerical appointments mentioned, except those for typists, are so reserved.