§ Mr. E. BROWN
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the Board of Customs and Excise have issued an instruction asking collectors and heads of departments to recommend a certain number of departmental clerks for promotion to the officers' grade; that an age limit of 30 has been imposed, and that this rules out all Lytton and Southborough entrants; and whether he will be prepared to arrange for a scheme whereby Lytton and Southborough entrants can be allowed to deduct from their present age their years of Army service?
§ Mr. McNEILL
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to an almost identical question by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for the Bromley Division (Lieut.-Colonel James) on the 23rd June.