§ Sir E. Graham-Little
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications were received by the Prison Commissioners for the last two vacancies for a medical officer for Holloway Prison; what medical qualifications were required in the applications; and why the Prison Commissioners have adopted an age limit of 30 years for this position..
§ Mr. Ede
Fifteen and ten applications respectively were received for the last two vacancies. All candidates must be registered as legally qualified to practise both medicine and surgery. There is no age limit for such posts, and though there is a note on the form of application to the effect that candidates under 30 years of age are preferred, both the successful candidates were, in fact, over 30.