56. Mr. MACLEAN
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a board of selection interviewed on 4th March a number of applicants for a position as superintendent of lithographic printers, and that one of the conditions laid down to applicants was that those who appeared most suitable would be required to undergo a practical test of their capabilities; whether he can state if such a test was held; and, if so, when, and how many of the applicants interviewed had to undergo the test?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. T. Shaw)
A selection board interviewed certain candidates on the date stated. It was arranged beforehand that those of them who were not already personally known to the Department should undergo a practical test of their capabilities if the board selected them for it; but as no such candidate was so selected for the test the need for it has not arisen.
Is it not the case that on the notice sent to each of those selected to appear before she committee there was no such statement made that those who were personally known would not require to undergo a, test, but that notification was given that all would have to undergo a test?