§ MR. G. C. T. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, whether he is aware that some of the assistant keepers in the South Kensington Museum are receiving smaller salaries than the junior assistant keepers, and even than some of the messengers, though they are placed over them and superintend their work; whether any correspondence has passed on the subject; and whether this system is to be continued.
"THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (MR. A. H. D. ACLAND,) York, W. R., Rotherham
There has been some correspondence with the Treasury with a view to obviate the present somewhat anomalous condition of things. I am glad to say that arrangements are on the point of being concluded with the Civil Service Commission for an entrance examination instead of an examination for both the office of Junior Assistant and Assistant Keeper, so that the succession to the latter office will be by promotion from the former. This will, to a great extent, if not wholly, remove the present anomaly.