HC Deb 01 March 1978 vol 945 c217W
Mr. John Garrett

asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will list in the Official Report the academic qualifications of the last three intakes of administration trainees, distinguishing non-graduates and graduates in history, other arts subjects, science, engineering and other technical subjects.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

The table below gives details of the degree subjects studied by candidates appointed to the administration trainee grade of the Home Civil Service between 1975 and 1977. Serving civil servants do not need an academic qualification to be eligible for these competitions, while external candidates must have a degree with honours.

Subject 1975 1976 1977
History 45 35 24
Other arts 64 49 45
Economics and other social sciences 76 59 52
Science and mathematics 36 25 14
Engineering and technology 2
Other subjects 1 5 2
No degree 27 13 6
251 186 143