HC Deb 11 October 1916 vol 86 cc85-6
2. Mr. KING

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the case of a young lady, born of British parents in this country, whose two brothers, graduates of London University, volunteered in the British Army early in the War and are now serving; whether this young lady was interviewed by the Civil Service Commissioners and passed for an appointment; whether she was subsequently told that she was incapable of holding an appointment because her father had originally come from Russia; and whether, in order to cement the alliance between Russia and this country by generosity and good sense, this young lady will now be told that she is not disqualified?


The hon. Member has given me further particulars of this case privately, but I have been unable to trace any application for an appointment by the lady referred to.