§ Sir J. POWER
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the Civil Service Commissioners had the authority of His Majesty's Government for announcing, as they did, to candidates for officerships of Customs and Excise under reconstruction Regulations that seniority among those appointed would go by date of birth and not by date of appointment; and, if so, whether he can give an assurance that he will not allow this question to be re-opened without 1708W clear evidence being forthcoming as to the consent of all officers who might conceivably be adversely affected by any retrospective revision of these Regulations governing the appointments which they have accepted?
The rule is as stated by the hon. Member. I am not aware that any revision of the rule is in contemplation.