§ Sir P. DAWSON
asked the Postmaster-General how many ex-service clerks (Grade III) in the Post Office Stores Department, London, sat for special examination in 1920-21; how many passed the examination and qualified, and how many failed; and how many were recommended by the Department to go before the investigation board in accordance with paragraph 37 of the Third Interim Report of the Lytton Committee?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
Eleven ex-service men employed as temporary clerks in the Stores Department of the Post Office took part in the recent examinations for appointment to the clerical class. Of this number, three qualified and eight failed. Seven of the ex-service men who failed to qualify applied to have their cases considered by the Civil Service Investigating Board with a view to their special admission to the clerical class in accordance with paragraphs 36–39 of the Third Interim Report of the Lytton Committee, but as the men in question were not regarded as specially competent to perform all the duties of the clerical class, it was not possible to recommend them to appear before the Board.