HC Deb 09 April 1963 vol 675 cc117-8W
21. Sir B. Janner

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total number of direct entries into the administrative Civil Service and the scientific Civil Service, respectively, in 1936, 1950, and 1963 to date; and what was the number of such people with 1st class honours degrees under each head.

Mr. Barber

The number of entrants to the grade of assistant principal in the administrative class in 1936 was 54 of whom 45 had 1st class honours degrees; in 1950 it was 61, including 19 firsts, and in 1962 43, with 14 firsts. The scientific officer class was introduced after the war, so there are no figures for it for 1936. In 1950 there were 194 entrants to the class of whom 82 had 1st class honours degrees and in 1962, 204 including 50 firsts. As recruitment for 1963 is not complete, any figures for this year would be misleading.