HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 cc78-9W
40. Briģadier Low

asked the Minister of Education whether secondary school- teachers were informed of the fact that His Majesty's chief inspector of schools had advised the Civil Service Commissioners that economics was not a suitable subject for the open examination for posts in the executive class of the Home Civil Service, immediately that advice had been given, so that prospective candidates for that examination could avoid studying the wrong subject.

Miss Wilkinson

As economics has- never been one of the subjects in the open corn-petition for the executive class of the Home Civil Service since the competitions started in 1928, no notification to schools was necessary. The Civil Service Commissioners inform me that before each examination copies of the regulations have been sent to all the education authorities likely to have suitable candidates at their schools and there should have been no misapprehension as to the subjects which can be offered.