§ MR. COHEN (Islington, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he can state the number of promotions of Second Division Clerks in the War Office to Staff appointments and to the higher grade of the Second Division, which have been made in accordance with his promise of 11th March; and whether, if these promotions have not yet been made or approved, the delay is attributable to the War Office or to the Treasury?
§ *MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
There is no alteration in my intentions since March 11, when I stated that I was endeavouring to obtain for some of the Second Division Clerks certain advancement. The necessary details, however, are not yet completely settled. 1621 It would be unusual and irregular in such a case to disclose the nature of the communications with the Treasury.