§ Colonel PERKINS
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that, owing to the method of awarding the Departmental marks in the recent Southborough examination, it was nearly an impossibility for a Grade III clerk to obtain full Departmental marks, and that in consequence a large number of candidates who attained the qualifying standard on the written papers failed, solely through a low Departmental mark, although their services in their Departments had always been satisfactory; and whether he will take steps to secure a review of the Departmental markings in such cases?
§ Mr. McNEILL
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply which I gave on the 26th April to the hon. Member for Newcastle West (Mr. Palin).