The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1983-1987 Parliament

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on the Woolwich Office – 18 November 1985

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on the Woolwich Office on 18th November 1985.

Mr. Cartwright Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the educational qualifications of the staff employed at the Woolwich office of his Department.

Mr. Major Information about the educational qualifications held by staff in local offices of the Department is not readily available.

The minimum educational qualifications for recruitment to the basic clerical grade – clerical assistant – are two passes at GCE ‘O’ level, or equivalent, including English language. For recruitment to the executive officer grade, the minimum educational qualifications are five GCE ‘O’ level, or equivalent, passes including English language, and two ‘A’ level passes, both of which must be obtained at the same examination.