§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury how many of the 105 second class principal clerks of the Inland Revenue Department are receiving the maximum salary of that class, and how many of the corre- 838 sponding grade in the outdoor service—i.e., the 234 second class supervisors—are at the maximum of that class, and how many of each grade have been receiving the maximum for a period of five years or longer, and how many of the twenty-four clerks who passed in 1900 for the position of principal clerk (second class) remain still unappointed to that position; and what steps the Board of Inland Revenue intend to take in order to enable these clerks to obtain the promotion for which they qualified in 1900 within a reasonable time.
(Answered by Mr. Hayes Fisher.) Seventy-one second class principal clerks, and 107 second class supervisors, are receiving the maximum of their class. Of these, thirty-two principal clerks and thirteen supervisors have been at their maximum for five years or more. Twelve of the clerks who passed in 1900 for the position of principal clerk (second class) are still unappointed to that position. They will obtain promotion in the ordinary way as vacancies occur.