§ MR. CLELAND (Glasgow, Bridgeton)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if he will state how many hired accountant clerks have been appointed in the Accountant-General's department of the Admiralty, and how many have been discharged as unsuitable or for other reasons.
§ (Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) Including a certain number of hired writers temporarily employed in the Accountant-General's Department who were incorporated in the new scheme on its inauguration on the 1st April, 1905, eighty-nine hired accountant clerks have been appointed in that Department. Of these, fourteen either have resigned, been transferred to other departments, or discharged as unsuitable for the work required of them.