HC Deb 16 September 1886 vol 309 c588
MR. SHEEHAN (Kerry, E.)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether, with reference to the reform of the status of the temporary writers, it is proposed to embrace the engrossing clerks in Her Majesty's General Register House, Edinburgh, in the scheme, since they are paid by their writings and by Government money, and since their employment is of a temporary character?


I am not prepared to admit that there is any real similarity between these men and Civil Service copyists. The clerks named are appointed by the Head of the Department which employs them; they are paid by the piece and at much higher rates than copyists.