HC Deb 30 November 1933 vol 283 cc1032-3

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?


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 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.

Colonel BROWN

Is any consideration given to men over 32 years of age? Are there any exceptions under consideration over that age?


Yes, Sir. I understand that a certain number of those applying now are over that age and arc being subject to examination.

Commander MARSDEN

Have any appointments been made of ex-service men over 32 years of age?

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.
Males. Females. Males. Females. Males. Females.
(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.