HC Deb 27 November 1945 vol 416 c1076
59. Mr. Sidney Marshall

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that candidates over 30 years of age seeking posts as temporary clerks in the Civil Service are required to have a qualifying period of five years' continuous service with a Department but that service with the Forces or Merchant Navy immediately prior to application would be deemed part of the qualifying period; whether service with the N.F.S. is recognised as a qualifying period; and if not, whether he will issue instructions that it be so regarded.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Brixton (Lieut.-Colonel Lipton) on 29th October.