HC Deb 09 November 1920 vol 134 c1008
3. Captain TERRELL

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government is making it a rule that all new appointees to the Consular Service are men who, in some capacity or other, have at least done some signal service to the State in the Great War?


Special account has been taken of war services in the selection of candidates to fill the numerous vacancies in the Consular Service since the Armistice. Now that the system of entry by open competitive examination has been re-established, a special allowance in regard to age is made to candidates who served in the armed forces of the Crown during the War.