§ MR. ALDEN
To ask the President of the Local Government Board how many second-class clerks of the Higher Division appointed under the Order in Council, 21st March, 1890, are employed in the Local Government Board; how many clerks have been promoted to higher posts under this Department from this class since its introduction, and the number of such promotions during the last five years.
(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) The Order in Council of 21st March, 1890, does not relate to the Higher Division. My hon. friend probably intends to refer to that of 15th August, 1890. At the present time there are employed in the Local Government Board twenty-three second-class clerks of the Higher Division who have been appointed to that Division since the date of the last-mentioned† See (4) Debates, clxxix., 1519–20.574 Order. Two of them have been promoted from the Second Division. The number of second-class clerks of the Higher Division appointed since 15th August, 1890, who have received advancement is sixteen. Of these fourteen have received advancement during the last five years.