HC Deb 15 February 1938 vol 331 c1716W
Mr. Hutchinson

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will consider extending facilities for enabling members of His Majesty's forces to take posts in the civil service on the conclusion of their active service in the armed forces?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

A large number of posts in the civil service have for many years been reserved for ex-service men, and in filling many other posts preference is given to fully qualified ex-regular sailors, soldiers and airmen. The whole question has been under review during the past year, with a view to enlarging still further the field of employment in the civil service for ex-regulars. I am sending to my hon. Friend a copy of a circular which has recently been sent to Government Departments on this subject.