§ Mr. PERKINS
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the reasons why junior Civil Service examinations are not being held early next year?
§ Major ELLIOT
I assume that my hon. Friend has in mind the Civil Service examinations for the clerical and Departmental clerical classes. The decision to postpone the date of the next open competition in this series rests upon the expectation that Departmental requirements in this regard in the near future will be met without recourse to the recruitment of new staff.