§ MR. W. R. BOULNOIS (Marylebone, E.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether, in order to avoid any ground for discontent, arrangements will be made that all appointments under the Admiralty Clerical Reorganisation Scheme (including Staff Clerks) shall bear the same date?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
It is impossible to give effect to the suggestion of my hon. Friend, inasmuch as the appointments of Staff Clerks can only take effect from the issue of the Civil Service Certificate which the Admiralty have no power to antedate. The position of those who may be appointed to these clerkships shall receive careful consideration when the date from which the re-organisation is to take effect has been fixed.