HC Deb 06 March 1996 vol 273 c250W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list those areas of public service or activity where illiteracy is a disqualification from participation. [18782]

Mr. Freeman

Information on the public service as a whole is not held centrally. As far as the civil service is concerned, Departments and agencies are responsible for prescribing the recruitment criteria, including literacy skills, necessary to ensure that recruits are able to do the work required.