HC Deb 30 April 1913 vol 52 cc1191-2

asked the number of second division clerks promoted in each of the last five years and the number required to pass a test in scholastic subjects as a condition of promotion?


The number of Civil Service certificates issued on each of the last five years to second-division clerks on promotion was as follows:—

1908 120
1909 69
1910 78
1911 39
1912 250

There would also be a certain number of promotions for which new certificates are not necessary. It is not the practice of the Civil Service Commissioners to require a further examination in the case of second-division clerks promoted under Clause 36 of the Order in Council.

91. Mr. C. DUNCAN

asked on what grounds, other than the age of the candidate or the fact that he had already passed in the required subjects at examinations held by the Civil Service Commissioners which he had attended on previous occasions, assistant clerks recommended for promotion to the second division have been exempted from further examination?


In a very few cases the Civil Service Commissioners have exempted assistant clerks from examination on promotion to the second division in response to urgent representations from the authorities of the Departments making the promotion. In these cases the Departments proved that there were exceptional circumstances, and the candidates had been selected for promotion on account of special and expert knowledge.