HC Deb 28 July 1927 vol 209 cc1439-41

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many boys and girls it is proposed to recruit to the general and departmental clerical classes of the Civil Service by means of the open competitive examination to be held on the 29th November next; and whether, in determining

In 1926–27, 78 machines were acquired (14 of which were supplied on repayment terms to some authority other than an ordinary Government Department) for £1,021 and 391 old machines.

Following is a detailed list of the machines, showing the makers. The country of origin in each case was the United States.

this number, account has been taken of the effect on the permanent non-pensionable class by recruiting these additional boys and girls?


The number of candidates to be recruited by the examination referred to in my hon. Friend's question has not yet been determined, but, whatever the decision may be, it will be entirely without prejudice to the promotion of members of the permanent non-pensionable class to the general and departmental clerical classes.