HC Deb 20 April 1891 vol 352 cc907-8
MR. TUITE (Westmeath, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in those cases where writers have been for many years employed upon work above copying and heads of Departments are unwilling to take the initiative in recommending such writers for promotion to the new class of abstractors, the Treasury would make some definite statement or rule for such cases, so that men, thus employed, may not suffer loss of promotion and permanency through unwillingness or refusal of their chiefs to take action in their behalf?


No,. Sir; I do not see any reason for any further statement by the Treasury on this subject. As I stated on the 5th of February, in reply to the hon. Member, Clause 29 of the Treasury Minute of the 10th of August, 1889, appears to me to be sufficiently precise. It should be obvious, I think, that it is not the function of the Treasury to suggest increase of expenditure for which heads of Departments see no justification.