HC Deb 20 February 1912 vol 34 cc581-2W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Civil Service Commissioners, having regard to the recent changes in the examination subjects, could extend the list of successful candidates at the last examination for assistants of Customs and Excise to 300 or thereabouts, particularly as the changes bear hardly on Irish candidates, owing to the defective linking of primary and intermediate schools in Ireland, and the recent examination was virtually the last chance fox many of them?


The list of successful candidates for the examination in question has already been extended from 150 to 200, and there is a probability that a further supply of candidates will be wanted. The precise number has not yet been determined, but the question must necessarily be decided in the light of the requirements of the Service.