HC Deb 24 March 1884 vol 286 cc591-2

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether it is proposed to modify the fixed triennial increments in the salaries of the Clerks of the Lower Division of Her Majesty's Civil Service, and to give effect to the recommendation contained in page 18 of the First Report of the Civil Service Inquiry Commission (1875), that the Salary should be low in the earlier years of the service, and should rise more rapidly as the clerk gets older, when his responsibilities in life increase, and the value of his experience becomes greater to the State?


Sir, whatever the Commission in question may have meant by the words quoted in the Question of the hon. Member for Greenwich, it is sufficient to observe that the present lower division scale is that proposed by them, and therefore presumably carries out their views. There is no intention of altering it, or the regulations affecting it, at present, as there has not yet been sufficient time to watch and judge as to the effect of their operation.