HC Deb 28 October 1946 vol 428 c53W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that the measures for postwar recruitment and reorganisation of scientific staffs discriminating between the under 30 and the over 30 age groups have occasioned dissatisfaction in the over 30 age groups, which have given valuable service during the war; and if he will modify these measures.

Mr. Dalton

The reasons for fixing the upper age limit at 30 for the open reconstruction competitions for posts in the junior grades are explained in paragraphs 10-12 of Command Paper 6567 on Reconstruction Recruitment. The aim is, so far as possible, to restore the opportunities of those who would have been eligible to compete during the war years if examinations had not been suspended. Temporary officers over the age of 30, who possess special qualifications or experience, are eligible for nomination by their Departments to compete for posts in the senior grades.

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