§ 62. Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can give an estimate as to the amount it would cost to allow civil servants, including postmen, to reckon service with the Army and Navy towards pension; and whether he will be prepared to grant this privilege to ex-service civil servants?
The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Guinness)
There are so many unknown factors involved in this calculation that I am unable to give a reliable estimate of the approximate cost, but it would clearly be very large. The Government is not prepared to depart from the decision of previous Governments that the proposal, which would require legislation, cannot be accepted.
§ 69. Captain HOLT
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what proportion of the candidates on the un-appointed list arising from the open competition of 1921 for the administrative class of the Civil Service were ex-service men; and how many of these ex-service men obtained higher marks 2469 than the 39th candidate on the general list, who has been appointed to the Indian Civil Service?
I am informed that out of 41 candidates for appointment to the administrative class of the home Civil Service who failed to secure appointments at the open competition of 1921, 29 were ex-service men. Of these, 11 obtained higher marks than were obtained by the 39th candidate on the general list.