HC Deb 25 February 1914 vol 58 cc1770-1
74. Mr. BARNES

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he can give any information of why the Civil Service Commissioners rejected Robert B. Simpson, who, at Wick on 27th February, 1913, had passed an examination for a male learner-ship in the Post Office, and who had also passed examination, afterwards by doctors selected by the Commissioners.?


Mr. Robert B. Simpson was medically examined by a medical officer of the Post Office, and, on his appeal, by a medical referee selected by the Civil Service Commissioners. It is not the fact that he was passed by the medical referee, and after careful consideration of his report the Commissioners found themselves unable to certify that Mr. Simpson was free from any physical defect or disease which would be likely to interfere with the proper discharge of the duties of the situation for which he was a candidate.