HC Deb 12 July 1905 vol 149 cc383-4
MR. CLAUDE HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that, when in 1897 the increments of junior clerks in the Office of Woods were raised, the salaries of officers actually serving were increased to the amount to which they would have been in receipt if the new

Financial Year. 1897–8. 1902–3. 1903–4. 1904–5.
April 1,999 5,261 2,404 2,950
May 1,981 3,630 2,235 2,107
June 2,319 2,696 2,348 2,574
Normal establishment rank and file, exclusive of colonial corps. 194,293 238,030 238,738 233,511

scale had been in force at the date of their appointment; and will he say what were the special circumstances which prevented assistant clerks (new class) being treated similarly when the increments of that class were raised in 1902 and 1905.

(Answered by Mr. Victor Cavendish.) I am aware that retrospective effect was given to the increase of salaries in the case of the junior clerks of the Office of Woods. Special circumstances existed in that case which did not exist in the case of the abstractors.