HC Deb 06 May 1924 vol 173 c264W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether a foreign-born subject, subsequently naturalised and who served with the British Army for a considerable period during the War, is eligible for appointment to a temporary post in the Civil Service; and, if so, will he explain why the Joint Substitution Board refuse to consider such cases on the ground that they are not British-born subjects?


The Joint Substitution Board, in considering candidates for temporary employment in Government Departments, observe the rules as to nationality prescribed by the General Regulations for the admission of persons to His Majesty's Civil Establishments by the Civil Service Commissioners. The relevant paragraph of these rules provides that a candidate shall show that he or she is a natural-born British subject, and the son or daughter of a father, also a natural-born British subject, provided that exception may be made in the case of natural-born British subjects who served in His Majesty's Armed Forces in the Great War.