§ MR. KELLY (Camberwell, N.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the fact that many of the recommendations for the promotion of Second Division clerks at the Admiralty have, although involving no change in the organisation of the office, been under consideration now for a period of nine months, he can say when there is any likelihood of effect being given to these recommendations?
§ *THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Lord G. HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
The delay in dealing with applications for promotion of Second Division clerks is due to various causes, among others, the question of fixing a normal establishment for the Department of the Accountant General, and the creation of a new Department of Ordnance in which one or two of the best Second Division clerks may be included with higher pay. I hope that shortly it will be possible to deal with these applications, each of which will receive careful consideration.