§ MR. FORREST FULTON (West Ham, N.)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether the commencing salary of Civil Service Writers, promoted to be Clerks of the Lower Division under the terms of the Treasury Minute of the 22nd December, 1886, will be calculated on their average earnings for the three years previous to their promotion, similar averages having been allowed to writers promoted to the Lower Division under the Order in Council of the 12th February, 1876?
THE SECRETARY (Mr. JACKSON) I (Leeds, N.)
Civil Service copyists promoted to the Lower Division under the Treasury Minute of 1886 will enter it at the minimum salary of the Lower Division, and not on their average earnings for the last three years. The Committee of Public Accounts has expressed the opinion that it is not within the discretion of the Treasury to appoint men to the Lower Division at salaries higher than the minimum fixed by Order in Council.