§ 65. Captain Gammans
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if conscientious objectors will enjoy the same opportunities of obtaining posts in the Civil Service as serving soldiers during the immediate post war period.
§ Mr. Glenvil Hall
Conscientious objectors will, if otherwise eligible, be able to compete in the Civil Service reconstruction examinations. Unless they have served in the Armed Forces, the corresponding Women's Services, the Merchant Navy or the Mercantile Marine, however, 1910 they will not, of course, be eligible for places in the minimum quotas of vacancies which are reserved for members of those Services.
§ Captain Gammans
Will the hon. Gentleman explain what all that means? Will he say whether or not a conscientious objector, who has done nothing whatever to help us to win the war, is to be treated in the same way as an ex-soldier?
§ Wing-Commander Millington
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that his answer will give considerable satisfaction as an expression of the fairmindedness of the Government towards this much maligned group of men?