HC Deb 12 June 1964 vol 696 c120W
Mr. Popplewell

asked the Secretary to the Treasury why there is no open competitive examinations for appointment as officers of Customs and Excise this autumn; and what method of recruitment to these posts is now being adopted.

Mr. Green

Recruitment to this grade has temporarily ceased, primarily because the number of officers who will be retiring in the near future is negligible. Open competitions will be resumed as soon as the need for recruitment revives.