§ MR. COBB (Warwick, S.E., Rugby)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether any, and what, progress has been made regarding the promotion of Second Division clerks of the Civil Service under the Orders in Council and Treasury Minute alluded to by him in his statement of the 28th of last March; and whether he can state from what date such promotions will take effect?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. JACKSON, Leeds, N.)
I do not know that I clearly understand the question of the hon. Member. I have referred to my answer of the 20th March, and find that it lays down correctly the conditions under which clerks of the Second Division are selected for higher posts. As cases occur they receive our consideration, but there is no general progress on the subject, as I understand it, to report.
§ MR. JACKSON
Oh, yes. As vacancies arise there are three ways of dealing with them; one is not to fill them up at all; the second is to fill them up by transfer; and, in the third place, they can be filled up by promotion.