HC Deb 07 November 1966 vol 735 c202W
49. Mr. Derek Page

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage recruitment of personnel from industry and commerce to serve in commercial posts in the diplomatic service.

Mr. George Thomson

We make arrangements for supplementary recruitment to the Diplomatic Service of mature candidates in the age range 27–45. Preference is given to candidates with amongst other things a knowledge of commercial, economic or financial matters, or a scientific education and background. Such opportunities are widely advertised.