§ MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether a staff clerk in the permanent Civil Service, who was promoted from the second division in 1895 to a scale of salary rising from £350 to £450 per annum, is recognised by the Treasury as being a clerk of the upper division, as defined by Clause 1 of the Order in Council of 15th August, 1890; and, if not, will he state under what Order in Council or authority such a clerk is considered to be deprived of the status of the upper division.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
The staff post described in the question does not form part of the upper division. It is distinguished from that division by the Treasury Minute of 10th August, 1889; the holder is not required to possess an upper division certificate. The Order in Council of 15th August, 1890, is not limited to the upper division, but applies to all officers on scales of salary in excess of that of the second division.