HC Deb 06 November 1962 vol 666 c57W
Mr. Malcolm MacPherson

asked the Lord Privy Seal what steps he is taking to encourage recruitment to the senior branch of the Foreign Service from Scottish universities.

Mr. Heath

The Foreign Office is anxious to encourage good candidates from the Scottish universities to try for the senior branch of the Foreign Service. A member of the Personnel Department visited all four Scottish universities last year and another is at this moment in Scotland visiting Scottish universities to explain what the Foreign Service does and what opportunities it offers. The Civil Service Commissioners, who are responsible for recruitment to the Foreign Service, keep appointment officers at Scottish universities fully informed of the opportunities available and send them all the appropriate literature.