HC Deb 26 August 1895 vol 36 c786
MR. CLANCY (Dublin Co., N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that, although to meet the claim for promotion put forward by those officers in the Registry of Deeds in Dublin who are entrusted with the duty of searching, the Treasury established temporary staff posts to which the Second Division Clerks appointed to search were promoted, the benefit of this arrangement was destroyed by stopping the ordinary annual increment of salary in respect of those so promoted; and, will he explain the reason of thus denying the benefit of promotion to employés whom the Treasury admits to be deserving of promotion, and the special and technical character of whose duties would seem to render fit objects for favourable treatment?


The Clerks referred to were appointed to temporary staff posts on fixed salaries of £210 (a material advance in each case on their former emoluments). It was an express condition of the concession that no further increment should accrue until the time when the Clerks would have reached £210 by the ordinary increments of the Second Division. This arrangement was considered fully to meet the equity of the case, and the Treasury cannot sanction any departure from it.