§ Sir WALTER de FRECE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the total number of P-class clerks in the Civil Service who were rejected outright on medical grounds after success in the Lytton or Southborough examination and who have not been promoted to the clerical class or to one of the departmental clerical classes in an unestablished capacity; and, if available, the number of such officers in each Department?
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
The total number of P-class clerks rejected on medical grounds after success in the Lytton-Southborough examinations was 222. I am aware that of this number, 57 subsequently received promotion to the clerical classes, but it would not be possible, without disproportionate expenditure of time and labour, to ascertain how many of the remainder are still in the Government service, and the capacity and the Departments in which they are employed.