HC Deb 07 November 1939 vol 353 c31
64. Mr. Brooke

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will give an assurance that, when entry into the Customs and Excise service by competitive examination is recommenced, the qualifications of those who worked for and satisfied the examiners in the written examination of July, 1939, will not be overlooked?

Captain Crookshank

I am afraid that I cannot anticipate the post-war conditions of entry into this or any other branch of the Civil Service.

Mr. Brooke

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware of the keen feelings of these young men who have been working for two years for an examination which is vital to them, and who had completed five-sixths of the whole examination before war broke out?

Captain Crookshank

Yes, Sir, representations have been made to me.

Mr. Maxton

Are you going to do nothing?

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