HC Deb 26 July 1915 vol 73 c1946
38. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether young men studying at colleges for Civil Service examinations who enlist will be expected when they come home, perhaps wounded or shattered in health, to compete with those who have declined to take part in war service; and whether the Civil Service Commissioners, when instituting future examinations, will reserve places for competition among those who have volunteered?


The Government is anxious to give every encouragement to the men serving with the Forces to qualify for appointments in the Civil Service after the War. Various proposals for securing this are now under consideration, including one for holding special examinations at which only men who have served with the Forces will be entitled to compete. If this proposal proves practicable, the difficulty anticipated will not arise.