HC Deb 13 May 1924 vol 173 cc1167-8W
Major OWEN

asked the Secretary for Mines whether his attention has been drawn to paragraph 11 in the advertisement for seven vacancies in His Majesty's Mines Department for sub-inspectors of quarries in which the prescribed age is limited to between 30 and 40 years; and whether he is prepared to modify this condition so as to allow a man's service in His Majesty's Forces during the War, if such a man is over the prescribed age, to be deducted from his actual age?


The limits of age for these appointments are already so high that I regret that I do not see my way to adopt the hon. Member's suggestion.


asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware that the forms issued in March last to applicants who wish to sit for examination for the post of sub-inspectors of mines contains a Clause preventing conscientious objec- tors from sitting and, in fact, preventing any who in any way refused to comply with the Military Acts of 1916 to 1918; and will he take steps to prevent this Clause from appearing in any future forms that may be printed and distributed?


The condition laid down in this Clause is of general application to all appointments to the Civil Service, and questions on the subject should be addressed to my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury.

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