Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Local Offices (Interviewing Boards) – 17 December 1985

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Local Offices (Interviewing Boards) on 17th December 1985.


Mr. Caborn Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if any guidelines are issued to interviewing boards for persons applying for posts in local Department of Health and Social Security offices.

Mr. Major Comprehensive guidelines, issued by the Civil Service Commission, are given to members of local recruitment boards in the Department. Issues covered by the guidelines include personal preparation, the general principles of selection, aspects of interviewing and assessment and the importance of avoiding discrimination of any kind.