§ COLONEL NAGHTEN
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether the Government will be prepared to relax the restriction in Clause 12 of the Order in Council of the 12th February last, whereby writers in the Civil Service who have not served for three years prior to 473 that date are debarred from appointments to the Lower Division of the Service, in favour of such writers, who being otherwise qualified, may have previously served the State as Officers of Her Majesty's Army?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
, in reply, said, that in all cases of open competition for the Civil Service, where there was a limit of age, persons who had served in the Army or military service, either as commissioned or non-commissioned officers, were allowed to deduct the period of their service from their age. So that a man who had served up to the age of 24 in the Army, for instance, would be allowed to compete for an appointment which, under ordinary circumstances, would only be open to men of 20 years of age.