§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury how many writers have been promoted to be assistant clerks (abstractor class) since August, 1889, how many are nominated for such appointments, how many writers are now upon the Register, and what number of them are upwards of 60 years of age?
§ SIR J. T. HIBBERT
Up to August 4, 1894, 461 copyists had been appointed to the class of abstractor or assistant clerks, 22 more have been certificated as such, and 33 have been nominated, but have not yet passed the required examination. The number of copyists now on the ordinary Register, including the 55 just mentioned, is 296. Of the balance of 241, those above 60 years of age number 35.