HC Deb 24 February 1920 vol 125 cc1479-80
40. Mr. BRIANT

asked the Home Secretary if the qualifications for the position of inspector of reformatory and industrial schools exclude all who are not graduates of a university; and, if so, whether, considering that many of those with most experience in work among boys have not attended a university, the positions will be thrown open to all who have the essential qualifications?


The appointment in question is not restricted to University graduates, but on the occasion of a recent vacancy, as it was important to obtain a well-educated man, candidates were invited by advertisement who were graduates of a University and had served in H.M. Forces during the War. There is no difficulty in finding University candidates who have experience of social work among boys.


Has the right hon. Gentleman considered that a person may be well educated who has not been to a university?


It is quite possible.