HC Deb 14 February 1929 vol 225 cc551-2
71. Mr. JOHN

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the recommendations by the Board of Education and the Central Welsh Board for the preservation and fostering of the Welsh language, and seeing that Welsh was taken as a subject by 90 per cent. of the pupils in some of the rural secondary schools of Wales, he will include Welsh as a subject in those enumerated in the Regulations for Civil Service examinations?


Welsh is already one of the subjects which may be taken by candidates at the examination for the clerical class. But although this competition is by far the biggest conducted by the Civil Service Commissioners, only four candidates offered Welsh at the last examination. In these circumstances, the Civil Service Commissioners do not consider that a case has been made out for an extension of the already wide schemes of examination for other classes of the Civil Service.