HC Deb 20 December 1945 vol 417 c1535
61. Mr. Chamberlain

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether Civil Service temporary clerks, aged 30 to 40 years, with two years or more of continuous service and appropriate educational qualifications, who have not been nominated for establishment, will be allowed to enter for the open reconstruction examination.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Glenvil Hall)

No, Sir.

Mr. Chamberlain

Does not the hon. Gentleman think it very inequitable that a man aged 38, who has had five years' service, has matriculated, but has not had the good fortune to be nominated, should not be allowed to take his chance in open competitive examination?

Mr. Hall

This matter has been debated in this House, and this was included in the arrangement come to between the Staff Side of the Whitley Council and the trade unions and the Civil Service Commission. That being so, and as the number of vacancies open to these people is above what it was before the war, it is felt that we cannot reopen it at this stage.

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