§ MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the new examiners in the Exchequer and Audit Department are allowed £120 per annum when they become established after two years' service; and, if so, will he explain why ex-Second Division clerks, doing precisely the same kind of work and who are now acting examiners, receive only £115 per annum after eight years' service, when they become similarly established as examiner.
§ (Answered by Mr. Runciman.) Officers newly appointed to the Exchequer and Audit Department and to similar posts under the Admiralty and War Office receive £100 a year and £120 after two years' probation. Second Division clerks on promotion to the new establishment, after eight years' service, enter the scale at the rate of pay which they have reached as Second Division clerks, viz., £115, with annual increments of £10, making their salary £135 after two years as examiners.