HC Deb 29 March 1961 vol 637 c140W
Sir Richard Glyn

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Service candidates took the Civil Service open competition in the summer of 1960; how many were accepted by the Civil Service as a result of the competition; and how many of those accepted had been found posts at the last convenient date.

Sir E. Boyle

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the competition for posts in the Executive Class open to ex-members of Her Majesty's Forces. Of 939 candidates who took the examination, 145 were found to be of the necessary standard. Of these, 14 declined appointment, 1 was found to be ineligible, 22 are still in the Forces and 108 have been allocated to individual Departments.