HC Deb 05 March 1928 vol 214 cc819-20W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why, in connection with the examination for posts as clerks and schoolmasters in the prison service, the Civil Service Commissioners do not issue to each candidate a list of marks awarded on each subject?


The examination referred to is an examination for officers of the prison service for qualification for promotion to the post of clerk and schoolmaster. It is in accordance with the general practice that in the case of test examinations of this kind the list of marks is sent by the Civil Service Commissioners to the Department which presents the officers for examination and is not communicated by the Civil Service Commissioners to each candidate. I have ascertained from the Prison Commission, which is the Department concerned, that it was not in the past their practice to publish the marks awarded in this examination, though they were always willing to communicate to any individual candidate the marks awarded him on any subject. Recently, however, in response to a request from the Prison Officers' Representative Board, they have decided to publish the marks awarded in all future examinations.