§ Sir A. WILSON
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that candidates for the Army training schools sat for examination on 3rd July and were not told of the result till 11th October, thus preventing unsuccessful candidates from seeking other careers for over three months; and whether he will endeavour to expedite the procedure in such examinations in future?
§ Mr. HACKING
I am aware that the facts are as stated in the first part of the question. The examinations for258W apprentice tradesmen, which are competitive, are held simultaneously at various centres at home and abroad, and some delay necessarily occurs pending receipt of the examination papers from overseas. Steps are, however, being taken to make more extended use of the Air Mail from India and China; and these, it is hoped, will considerably reduce the interval between the examinations and the publication of the results.