HC Deb 22 March 1955 vol 538 c168W
81. Mr. Bence

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many applicants entered the limited competition for promotion from clerical to executive officer held in August, 1954; what was the number of failures; and what were the principal grounds on which applicants were failed.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I am told by the Civil Service Commissioners that 1,473 candidates entered and 1,325 failed. Those who failed did not reach the standard required.