HC Deb 15 March 1922 vol 151 cc2227-8W
Lieut.-Colonel NALL

asked the Postmaster-General whether, seeing that can- didates for employment as sorting clerks are, if successful in the special Civil Service examination, required to pay a fee of two guineas for medical examination before they can be employed, and that this Regulation prevents otherwise suitable men being employed, he will inquire further into the matter?


No fee is charged for the medical examination in normal cases, but I understand that in any case of doubt or appeal which involves reference to a specialist the Civil Service Commissioners may require a candidate to pay a special fee of two guineas. The number of instances where special examinations are necessary is relatively small.