§ 26. Mr. Stanley Prescott
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether 20 he will give an assurance that ex-Service-men applying for appointments under his Department will in no way be prejudiced by the length of their war service.
§ 27. Mr. Prescott
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the average age of ex-Servicemen who have applied during the past six months for appointments under his Department; and what is the average age of those whose applications have been successful during the same period.
§ Mr. Prescott
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that some ex-Servicemen who desire to serve in the Colonial Office are being rejected on the ground that they are too old? If they had been able to apply within the last six months they would not have been too old. Does he not agree that that is unfair, and will he look into these cases?