§ MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that there are assistant clerks (new class) with an average of nine years established service, and in some cases fourteen years service, who have less than £85 per annum, while there are tradesmen after seven years in† See page 63.350 the service of the Government and outside of it with salaries ranging from £91 to £100 per annum; and whether he is prepared to remove this cause of grievance.
(Answered by Mr. Victor Cavendish.) The subject of the pay and position of assistant clerks has lately been most carefully considered, and I am unable to reopen the question.
§ MR. FLAVIN
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the heads of Departments have been instructed to make no further recommendations for promotion of assistant clerks (new class) to the second division, although empowered to do so by the Treasury circular; and, if so, whether this accounts for the small number of such recommendations recently made for promotion.
(Answered by Mr. Victor Cavendish.) The Answer to the hon. Member's Question is in the negative.