§ 17. Colonel CLIFTON BROWN
asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that the age limit of 32 for Home Office inspectors of factories practically debars men that fought in the War; and if he can extend the age to 36 so that ex-service candidates may have a chance of appointment?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The age limit of 32 may be exceeded in exceptional cases. Previously to 1925 the normal age limit was 30, and experience indicates that from 30 to 32 is the highest age at which 1033 candidates can generally be recruited consistently with the efficiency of the service. I regret therefore that I do not see my way to recommend that the normal age limit should be increased to 36. I may add that of 77 men inspectors recruited since the War, 42 have been ex-service men.
Is any consideration given to men over 32 years of age? Are there any exceptions under consideration over that age?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
Yes, Sir. I understand that a certain number of those applying now are over that age and arc being subject to examination.
|It is estimated that the numbers of non-industrial whole-time employés in Cardiff in receipt of less than £2 a week, less than £3 a week, less than £4 a week, less than £5 a week, and £5 a week and over, respectively, are as follows:—|
|Remuneration exclusive of overtime and allowances.||Under 21 years.||21 years and over.||Total.|
|(A) Less than £2 a week||…||122||67||48||104||170||171|
|(B) Less than £3 a week||…||141||75||786||448||927||523|
|(C) Less than £4 a week||…||141||75||1,168||536||1,309||611|
|(D) Less than £5 a week||…||141||75||1,486||567||1,627||642|
|(E) £5 a week and over||…||—||—||550||23||550||23|
|The totals in categories (B), (C) and (D) include those in the category preceding them.|