HC Deb 14 March 1907 vol 171 c209
MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether there is any department employing a large number of clerks whore the initial salaries of the lowest permanent class differs from the class next above to such an extent as is the case in the Customs Statistical Office, where the initial salaries are £55 and £190 respectively.

(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) In the classification of a department regard must generally be paid to the maximum salary of one class when the minimum salary of the class above is fixed. But there is no necessity to maintain any particular relation between the minimum salary of one class and the minimum salary of another.