§ MAJOR DALBIAC (Camberwell, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, whether there are any clerks of the second division now serving who are remunerated according to the scale of salaries in vogue under the Playfair scheme, or whether they were all placed on the new scale as laid down, by the Order in Council of March, 1890, at not less than the salary, plus, duty-pay if any, they were at that time in receipt of; and, whether he will state what would be the difference in the total amount received in salary by a Playfair clerk who served for two years under the old scheme, commencing at £95 per annum, and was then placed on the new scale, and that received by a Ridley clerk commencing at,£70 per annum, both entering at the age of 19, and retiring at the age of 65?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. R. W. HANBURY,) Preston
The Playfair second division clerks were all placed on the new scale laid down by the Order in Council at not less than the salary, plus duty-pay if any, which they were in receipt of at the time. The difference between the receipts on the total service of the two clerks specified in the second part of the question is £1,235. The Playfair clerk in the instance given would have been exceptionally lucky in obtaining the benefits of both the Playfair and the Ridley scales from the beginning.