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TABLE A.—Limits of Age prescribed for ADMISSION to the

various CIVIL DEPARTMENTS.

Departments not mentioned in this Table have at present no fixed regulations as

to the age of officers on admission.
Note.-It must be understood that alterations may at any time be made.

Limits of Age.

Department, and Branch or Class.

Inferior Superior
Limit. Limit.

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ENGLAND AND WALES. ADMIRALTY :

Establishment Clerks

Temporary Clerks
ADMIRALTY (Registry of Court of) :-

Clerks

Supplementary Clerks AUDIT OFFICE :

Establishment Clerks

Temporary Clerks CHARITY COMMISSION:-

First and Second Class Clerks

Junior Clerks
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION :-

Clerks

Messengers and Porter
COLONIAL OFFICE (Downing Street)

Ceylon Writerships
COLONIAL LAND AND EMIGRATION OFFICE :

Permanent Clerks

Temporary Clerks
COMMONS, HOUSE OF
COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON EDUCATION
CUSTOMS:

Clerks and Extra Clerks
Searchers, Landing-waiters, Coast Officers, Gaugers, Tide-

waiters, and Weigbers Housekeepers and Messengers

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* Except in the case of persons temporarily employed who may be nominated if under 30, provided they were under 25 when first temporarily employed.

** Unless the candidate shall, at the time of his nomination, be acting as a Supplementary Clerk on the Establishment.

† For candidates who have been previously in the Public Service the maximum limit shall be considered as extended to five years beyond the ordinary limit, provided the candidate was, when he first entered the Service, under the maximum limit fixed for the situation to which he seeks admittance.

* An Extra Clerk, serving continuously, should not be ineligible on the score of age for an appointment on the Establishment up to the age of 35 years, provided that he has been admitted as an extra clerk before the age of 25.

$ Extra Clerks and Extra Officers, when promoted to the Establishment, to be admitted up to the age of 40 years, provided they were first employed before they reached the age of 25, and they will be entitled to reckon such previous service, provided they have been employed for not less than six months in each year.

|| No person to be admitted from another Public Department who shall have attained the age of 30 years, nor even when over 25 and under 30, unless the party be

appointed direct from such department, and shall have been under 25 when first admitted.

No person to be admitted who shall have attained the age of 35, although he may be removed from another Public Department.

TABLE A. continued.

Limits of Age.

Department, and Branch or Class.

Inferior Superior
Limit. Limit.

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ECCLESIASTICAL COMMISSION:

Senior Clerks

Junior Clerks
EXCHEQUER
FACTORY INSPECTORS' DEPARTMENT -

Sub-inspectors of Factories
FOREIGN OFFICE:-

Downing Street
Unpaid Attachés

Consuls
GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE :

Clerks, Transcribers, and Indexers

Officekeeper and Messengers
HOME OFFICE
INDIA BOARD
LNLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT :-

Clerks
Temporary Clerks
Surveyors of Taxes
Expectants of Excise

Officekeepers, Messengers, Stampers, and Packers
LUNACY COMMISSION
METROPOLITAN POLICE COURTS
METROPOLITAN POLICE OFFICE

RECEIVER'S OFFICE
MINT :

Permanent Clerks

Temporary Clerks and Officers of the Operative Department
NATIONAL DEBT OFFICE
PARLIAMENT OFFICE (House of Lords)
PAYMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE
POOR LAW BOARD
Post OFFICE :

Clerks in London, Edinburgh, and Dublin, and Surveyors'

Stationary Clerks
Clerks in Country Offices
Letter Carriers and Auxiliary Letter Carriers
Mail Guards
Labourers

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* With power, when a vacancy is filled up by transfer from another department, to extend the maximum to 30, provided the probationer had been appointed to his first office between 17 and 25.

+ As regards those who have not a home in London or in the immediate vicinity, the age should be between 20 years complete and 24 years complete.

* In the case of candidates already in the Public Service the maximum is to be 30, provided they were under 25 on first entering the Service.

$ Unless the nominee shall be a certificated attorney of one of the Courts of Law at Westminster, or shall have acted for at least seven years next before his application for such office as clerk to the Justices of any Petty Session.

Il Candidates who have previously been in some branch of the Public Service to be eligible, is under 27, if their previous service commenced before they were 25.

Candidates for Junior situations in this Department, who had been previously in the Service, are considered to be eligible, so far as their age is concerned, provided that their age did not, when they were first appointed, exceed the maximum age for candidates for the situations to which they may now be nominated.

TABLE A.—continued.

Limits of Age.

Department, and Branch or Class.

Inferior Superior
Limit. Limit.

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PRISONS DEPARTMENT
PUBLIC WORKS LOAN OFFICE
QUEEN'S PRISON
RECORD OFFICE
SCIENCE and ART DEPARTMENT :-

Ordinary Clerks

Supplementary Clerks, Temporary Clerks, other Parties STATIONERY OFFICE :

Ordinary Clerks

Other Parties TRADE, BOARD OFt :

Ordinary Clerks

Supplementary Clerks
TREASURY :-

Establishment Clerks
Clerks in the Solicitor's Office

Supplementary Clerks
WAR DEPARTMENT :-

Permanent Clerks
Non-commissioned Officers (nominated to Out-stations)
Temporary Clerks
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF'S OFFICE :-

Supernumerary Clerks
COUNCIL of MILITARY EDUCATION :-

Clerk
QUARTERMASTER GENERAL'S OFFICE :-

Permanent Clerks

Temporary Clerks

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE
WOODS (OFFICE OF) :-

Clerks
WORKS (OFFICE OF) :-

Clerks
Surveyor's Clerks

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SCOTLAND. BOARD OF FISHERIES :

Clerks

Fishery Officers BOARD OF SUPERVISION

17 21 18

25 30 45

In the case of candidates already in the Public Service the maximum is to be 30, provided they were under 25 on first entering the Service.

+ The limit to be 45 in all cases where there has been any previous Public Service extending beyond a period of five years.

Including Registry of Seamen, Registry of Designs, and Registry of Joint Stock Companies,

$ Persons already in the Public Service may be transferred to the Board of Trade, provided they were, at the time when they first entered the Service, under the maximum age for admission into the class to which they may be transferred.

ll Unless they have been continuously in the Public Service since they were 25, in which case the maximum may be extended to 30.

TABLE A.—continued.

Limits of Age.

Department, and Branch or Class.

Inferior Superior
Limit. Limit.

25

GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE:

Clerks, Transcribers, and Sorters

Indexer
QUEEN'S AND LORD TREASURER'S REMEMBRANCER'S OFFICE
ROYAL OBSERVATORY, Edinburgh

17 17 18 17

30 28 35

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IRELAND. CHIEF SECRETARY'S OFFICE CONSTABULARY :

INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE

RECEIVER'S OFFICE
DIRECTORS OF PrisonS (OFFICE OF)
DUBLIN METROPOLITAN POLICE
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:--

Established Clerks

Temporary Clerks
GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE
INSPECTORS OF LUNATIC ASYLUMS (OFFICE OF)
INSPECTORS OF Prisons (OFFICE OF)
LOAN FUND BOARD :-

Senior Clerk

Junior Clerk
PAYMASTER OF CIVIL SERVICES (OFFICE OF)*

Clerks

Messengers
POOR LAW COMMISSION
REGISTRY OF DEEDS OFFICE
War (Military Offices in Dublin) :-

18 18 18 18 18

25 25 25

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Permanent Clerks
Temporary Clerk

18
18

25 40

* The Junior Clerk in the Record Branch is not to be under 18.

TABLE B.- Different STANDARDS of QUALIFICATION established

by the various DEPARTMENTS.
Note.-It must be understood that alterations may at any time be made.

Department, and Qualifications required.

ADMIRALTY.
I. WHITEHALL BRANCH.

1. Writing from Dictation.
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions).
3. English Composition.
4. Précis.
5. Geography.
6. English History
7. Translation from French.

8. Translation from Latin or a second modern language. II. SOMERSET HOUSE BRANCH.

1. Writing from Dictation.
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions).
3. English Composition.
4. Précis.
5. Book-keeping by Double Entry.
6. Geography.
7. Either-

(a) Latin or a modern language ;
() The leading points of English or Modern History; or,

(c) Algebra, Euclid, or any branch of Mathematics or Science. III. CLERKS IN DOCKYARDS, VICTUALLING YARDS, OR NAVAL Esta

BLISHMENTS AT HOME, AND TEMPORARY CLERKS.
1. Writing from Dictation.
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions).
3. Book-keeping.

ADMIRALTY (REGISTRAR AND MARSHAL OF COURT OF).

I. CLERKS.

1. Exercises designed to test Handwriting and Orthography.
2. Transcribing.
3. Arithmetic (as far as Vulgar and Decimal Fractions).
4. English Composition.
5. Précis.
6. One of the following subjects :-

(a) Latin or a modern language ;f
b) The leading points of English or Modern History;
(c) Geography ;
(d) Algebra, Euclid, or any branch of Mathematics or Science.

† In examinations which are not competitive the exercises in Languages are restricte translation,

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