HC Deb 07 March 1917 vol 91 cc415-6W

asked the hon. Member for Worcestershire (Bewdley Division) whether, seeing that the Board of Customs and Excise expressly prohibits transfers in the case of officers over fifty years of age applying for vacancies in Dublin and that no such prohibition exists as regards officers of such age applying for transfers to vacancies in any other part of the United Kingdom, he will consider the question of the removal of such prohibition as regards Dublin; and, if not, will he state the reasons for refusing to do so?


There is no hard and fast prohibition of transfers of officers over fifty years of age to Dublin, but in view of the large proportion of officers of advanced years already in Dublin it is desirable in the public interest to exercise discrimination as to the age of applicants who may be allowed transfer to that city.