§ Mr. WESTWOOD
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the dissatisfaction in Scotland against candidates for the positions of inspectors of weights and measures being compelled to sit for the examinations for these posts in London; and, if so, will he be prepared favourably to consider having these examinations for Scottish candidates at some convenient centre in Scotland?
§ Sir P. CUNLIFFE-LISTER
I have no evidence that there is any general dissatisfaction at the decision to confine examinations to London, which is the most convenient centre for the bulk of the candidates. I may mention that only 14 out of 56 candidates who sat at Scottish centres in the last three years were nominated by Scottish authorities.