§ 54. Mr. DONALD
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the conditions in the regulations for the examination in April under the reconstruction scheme; what is the age limit for ex-service men: and whether it is the intention of the Government to make all the temporary clerks at present employed under the Minister of Labour, irrespective of age, permanent officials?
§ Sir R. HORNE
The examination to be held in April for Clerkships in the Employment Department of the Ministry of Labour is limited to ex-service men between the ages of 19 and 25—i.e., candidates must have been born on or after 23rd April. 1895, and on or before 22nd April, 1901. The remainder of the conditions prescribed for this examination are set forth in the leaflet issued by the Civil Service Commissioners, a copy of which will be forwarded to my hon. Friend As regards the second part of the question, there is no present intention to make all the temporary clerks now employed in the Ministry of Labour permanent officials.