§ DR. MACNAMARA (Camberwell, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the duties on which it is proposed to employ the hired accountant clerks, as set out on page 151, Vote 12 of the Navy Estimates for 1906–7, are in any respects temporary, and, if so, in what respects; what number of the hired accountant clerks will be employed on such temporary duties, and what number on duties that are not considered temporary; and whether he can give an approximate date when the state of the work will admit of the services of temporary men being dispensed with.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. EDMUND ROBERTSON,) Dundee
The system of employing hired accountant clerks in the Accountant-General's Department has been in force for a year. The total number at present authorised is 151. The duties on which these clerks are employed are permanent.