§ MR. ALDEN
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he will explain why promotion in the Scrivenery Department in the Royal Courts of Justice has become debarred to men who often temporarily fill superior positions, and much of whose work is highly technical, requiring long practical experience; whether he will consider the possibility of giving the clerks in this Department sick pay, holiday pay, and pensions, seeing that as the result of their work a profit is received by the Treasury; and whether some inquiry into the whole question of this Department will be made.
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Runciman, Dews-bury)
In the opinion of the Lord Chancellor and of the Treasury the present organisation of the Scrivenery Department is satisfactory, and the remuneration amply sufficient. There do not, therefore, appear to me to be any grounds for instituting an inquiry into the subject.