HC Deb 17 June 1903 vol 123 cc1161-2

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that the Treasury have consented to a temporary clerk with approximately two years service in the Department of Agriculture being placed on the permanent establishment and also promoted to a staff post, he will say if in making this staff appointment the claims of gentlemen engaged in the same department who have served for periods from nine to eleven years were considered, and whether any representations were concurrently made to the Treasury as regards these gentlemen; and, if so, whether he can state the nature and result of such representations, the present salaries of the clerk recently promoted, and the other clerks who have longer service.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. Proposals were concurrently made to the Treasury with regard to the remuneration of a considerable number of clerks of six years service and upwards, with the result that in several cases increases of salary were sanctioned. The scale of salary fixed for the staff post referred to is £190—£10—£250. The salaries of the unpromoted clerks with longer service vary from £90 to £200.