HC Deb 28 March 1890 vol 343 c179

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, with reference to the Order in Council of 21st March regulating the future position of the Second Division of the Civil Service, whether it is intended in future to promote into the higher grade, or otherwise specially remunerate beyond ordinary members of the Second Division, clerks whose duties involve the superintendence of other clerks, or are otherwise of a more responsible character than the duties of the generality of their colleagues?


The Order in Council of March 21 makes promotion into the higher grade of the Second Division of the Civil Service dependent on positive merit. Apart from such promotion, the Treasury stated in their Minute of August 10 last, their concurrence with the Royal Commissioners that clerks of the Second Division of proved merit should be selected for a certain number of special posts, and should be eligible also for appointment to the Upper Division in case of exceptional fitness. The condition of not less than 10 years' service laid down in Clause 18 of the Order in Council of February 12, 1876, governing such promotions, has been altered by the Order in Council of March 21, 1890, to a requirement of eight years' service. These are the provisions for specially rewarding clerks of the Second Division.

MR. H. H. FOWLER (Wolverhampton, E.)

Will the hon. Gentleman lay the Order in Council upon the Table?


Yes; I shall be glad to do so.