§ MR. J. P. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he can state the number of assistant clerks (new class) employed in each Government department in the United Kingdom, and the number of promotions that have been made to the Second Division in these offices since assistant clerks (new class) were appointed.
(Answered by Mr. McKenna): It would not be possible without much time and trouble to inform the lion. Member of the number of assistant clerks (new class) employed severally in each department, although no doubt a rough: approximation could be arrived at from; the Estimates. I am, however, able to state in continuation of information supplied in former years that the number of appointments made to the new class of assistant clerks since that grade was constituted is 2,146, and that the total number promoted to the second division up to 31st July, 1906, is 56.