HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 c184W
56. Brigadier Medlicott

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to how far it is intended to extend the practice that applicants for certain posts in the Civil Service are to pay a fee of £1 for the registration of their applications; and whether he will ensure that when such fee has been paid the applicants will at least be guaranteed an interview.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

Fees have always been charged for all Civil Service competitions. The amounts have recently been substantially reduced and the fee does not now in any case exceed £1. It is for the Civil Service Commissioners to decide, subject to the regulations governing each competition, whether to summon to interview all the candidates who apply or not.