HC Deb 03 December 1902 vol 115 cc1049-50
MR. O'DOHERTY () Donegal, N.

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the Civil Service Commissioners will consider the advisability of including the city of Londonderry in their list of centres for boy copyists' examinations, seeing that at present Londonderry is a centre for Excise and Customs examinations, and that the nearest centre at which candidates from Londonderry for the position of boy copyists can present themselves for examination is Belfast.

(Answered by Mr. Hayes Fisher.) I am informed by the Civil Service Commissioners that they have frequently considered the advisability of making the proposed change, but that they have come to the conclusion that it would be undesirable. The number of centres in Ireland is the same as in England and Scotland.