§ MR. ASHTON (Bedfordshire, Luton)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury if it is contrary to any regulation of the Civil Service Commissioners for assistant clerks (abstractors) to petition for removal or to effect an exchange from one Department of the Civil Service to another, either with or without the concurrence of the heads of Departments concerned.
(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) The Civil Service Commissioners raise no objection to petitions of assistant clerks (abstractors) for removal from one Department to another. They also put no obstacle in the way of exchanges. But the consent of the authorities of both Departments concerned is necessary for any such transfer or exchange.