HC Deb 12 December 1939 vol 355 cc1022-3
63. Miss Rathbone

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware of the hardship inflicted on those candidates for certain grades of the Civil Service who, having already successfully completed the written part of their examination in the summer, had been led to expect their viv â voce examination in the autumn, and have since heard that this has been cancelled; and whether, in view of the long and expensive preparation for examinations which some of these candidates have undergone, he will allow them to complete their examination with a view to their employment whether before or after the end of the war?

Captain Crookshank

My answer to this question is the same as the reply which I gave on 7th December to the hon. Member for Aberdare (Mr. George Hall).

Miss Rathbone

Can the right hon. and gallant Gentleman say what will be the position of those candidates at the end of the war? Will they have to go through the whole examination again, or only the viv â voce parts, and will that take place two, three or four years after they have completed their preparation for the examination?

Captain Crookshank

I think that my decision is made clear in the answer which I have given the hon. Lady.

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