HC Deb 21 September 1893 vol 17 cc1777-8
MR. THORNTON (Clapham)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, with reference to the promises of amelioration in the conditions of service of the clerks of the Second Division of the Civil Service which were made by the Government on 1st May last, whether the Memorials from those clerks which are now before the Heads of Departments have been considered; and when an answer to these Memorials may be expected?


No promise of amelioration of the conditions of service of Second Division clerks was given. Those conditions are laid down in the Order in Council of the 21st of March, 1890, based on the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Civil Establishments, and there is no intention of reopening them. The other points in the Memorials referred to are under consideration.