§ MR. COURTHOPE
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education if the Secretary of the new Welsh Department will be subordinate to the Permanent Secretary of the Board.
§ MR. EVELYN CECIL (Aston Manor)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education if the existing officers and clerks of the Board of Education, who are to work in the new Welsh Department under the new secretary, will continue to have access to, and be subject to supervision by, the Permanent Secretary and Chief Clerk of the Board; and whether the officers of the Welsh Department will be entitled to promotion in other branches of the office, and vice versa.
§ MR. McKENNA
I am not yet in a position to say how far it will be possible or expedient to assign a clerical staff exclusively to the work of the Welsh Department, but in any case the transfer of any officer to or from the Welsh Department will not be allowed to affect his prospects of promotion.