HC Deb 28 July 1915 vol 73 c2295W

asked the Postmaster-General in what circumstances it was found necessary to fix a difference of five years in the age limit for men joining the stores department, who may eventually become established, and those joining the engineering department?


The maximum age limit for storemen, thirty, is the same as for postmen, porters, and other classes of the kind. In order to secure a sufficient number of qualified candidates for the work of the engineering department it has been necessary to widen the field of selection by increasing the age limit.