HC Deb 16 July 1913 vol 55 cc1248-9
63. Mr. TOUCHE

asked the Home Secretary if he can say in what year the tailors employed in the Store Department of the Metropolitan police, who recently received increases of pay, received the previous increase; and what sum per day for each worker the recently received increase amounts to?


The pay of one tailor was increased in 1901 on appointment as foreman; that of the other tailors in 1879. The extra allowance of two shillings a week recently granted to three tailors works out at fourpence a day for the working week of six days.

64. Mr. TOUCHE

asked the Home Secretary whether any of the present technical clerks who have served for several years in the receiver's department of the Metropolitan Police are receiving smaller salaries than that at which a son of the late second surveyor was recently appointed an additional technical clerk?


There is one such clerk who, after service in a temporary capacity for two years and nine months, was appointed to the permanent staff last month at the commencing salary (£115) of the authorised scale.

65. Mr. TOUCHE

asked the Home Secretary if a technical clerk who had been employed for two years in the receiver's department of the Metropolitan Police has recently resigned under written protest; if so, will he state the reason advanced for the resignation; was he asked by the receiver and surveyor to withdraw his resignation, with an indication that his salary would be increased; has another clerk resigned this month owing to discontent with the methods of appointment and promotion; and will he state the basis on which promotion is given in the surveyor's office?


A temporary technical clerk has resigned as stated; his reason for resigning was not very clearly stated, but appears to have been dissatisfied at being refused a permanent appointment on the staff. He was not asked to withdraw his resignation. The only member of the surveyor's staff who has resigned this month is a temporary shorthand writer and typist at 28s. a week, who has been employed for less than four months and has now obtained a better position elsewhere. The promotion of men on the permanent staff depends on merit and seniority; appointments to that staff 'are made either from the temporary staff or from outside the Department as the needs of the service require.