HC Deb 26 July 1915 vol 73 cc1950-1

asked the Prime Minister whether upon appointments to the Civil Service being made the candidate or applicant is required to answer any questions regarding his parents' nationality or to state whether he him self is British born or a British subject by naturalisation; and, if so, to what special object are such questions directed?


Candidates for appointment to the Civil Service are required to state whether they are natural born or naturalised British subjects in order that it may be ascertained whether they fulfil the condition of British nationality which is imposed upon all Civil servants of the Crown. Candidates for appointment to the Foreign Office, Admiratly, War Office, and Colonial Office, are required to state also the nationality of one or both of their parents in order to comply with certain rules which have been prescribed for persons seeking posts in those Departments.