§ MR. SEXTON
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the commencing salaries of Civil Service writers, who have been recently promoted to abstractorships, assistant clerkships, &c., were calculated upon their average earnings for the previous twelve months; and, if so, whether he will direct that all Civil Service writers who have been promoted to similar appointments within the past year be granted the same terms?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Sir JOHN GORST,) Chatham
I am not aware that the commencing salaries of copyists appointed to abstractorships and similar places have been calculated on their average earnings for the previous twelve months. The pay of these posts is fixed in each case upon consideration of the circumstances, and I see no reason for laying down any general rule in the matter.