§ 40. Mr. CHARLES DUNCAN
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether assistant clerks who have been exempted from further examination on promotion to the second division are required to pay to the Civil Service Commissioners a fee representing the difference between the fee charged in respect of the assistant clerks' examination and that of the second division examination; whether assistant clerks who are examined in one subject only, e.g., copying manuscript, are 2199 required to pay a fee of 30s.; and, if so, whether the Commissioners regard this as being necessary to cover the expense to which they are put in holding such an examination?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
An assistant clerk on promotion to the second division is not required to pay any further fee unless he is required to undergo a further literary examination. If he is examined in one or more subjects he is required to pay a fee of 30s., being the difference between the amount (£2) leviable in respect of appointment to a second division clerkship and the fee (10s.) which he has already paid in respect of his appointment of assistant clerk. The amount of the fee does not depend on the number of the subjects in which he is examined.