HC Deb 16 March 1926 vol 193 c225
22. Mr. SNELL

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that, in connection with the assessing of departmental marks for Southborough examination candidates, a local conference, of representatives of War Office outstation offices in Woolwich Arsenal and Dockyard was held, and that at this conference an agreement was reached that clerical employés in the department affected should be assessed at only a percentage of the maximum number of marks fixed by the Civil Service Commissioners under this heading; and what steps he purposes to take to remove this handicap?

Captain KING

The recommendations of the conference. were not accepted by the War Office, and marks are ultimately allotted strictly in accordance with the instructions of the Civil Service Commission, who take all responsibility. No handicap was suffered by the men concerned.