HC Deb 07 August 1919 vol 119 c564W

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the possibility of so amending the Reconstruction Regulations as to give power to the Civil Service Commissioners to relax the incidence of these regulations in the cases where men, having served their time in His Majesty's forces, are candidates for appointments, but whose education has not been what is known as whole-time up to the age of eighteen, and whose ability and fitness the Civil Service Commissioners are satisfied meet the requirements of the public service?


In consultation with the Commissioners, I have authorised an alteration of the Reconstruction Regulations in regard to education before service in His Majesty's forces, so as to provide that the requirement as to full-time education up to the age of eighteen shall be waived where the candidate entered the Army at an earlier age if his full-time education continued up to the time of his joining the Army.