HC Deb 05 May 1887 vol 314 c967

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Why the services of Civil Service writers, previous to 1870, are not to be allowed to count under the recent Bonus Scheme, for increase of pay, the same as allowed to clerks and all other Civil servants; and, whether the Treasury will re-consider the question, so that all the actual services of the Civil Service writers may be duly recognised?

THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover square)

The Minute of the Treasury of December last, to which the hon. Member refers, related only to copyists upon the General Register of the Civil Service Commissioners. This General Register created a new class of copyists, and the Minute, therefore, only refers to service rendered in that class of copyists, and not to possible antecedent service in some other capacity. No circumstances have been brought to my notice which make me think it necessary to re-consider the Minute.