§ 55. Mr. GEORGE ROBERTS
asked the Home Secretary under what conditions the salaries of clerks to inspectors of factories and workshops are fixed, and if means exist for periodical revisions of the same; and, if not, will he consider the advisability of setting up an inquiry to determine if and what improvements should be effected in this class of service?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The salaries of the personal clerks employed by the factory inspectors are fixed under a scheme sanctioned by the Treasury in 1908 on the recommendation of the Home Office. The scheme is open to review from time to time, but I should have to satisfy the Treasury as to the necessity for any increase of expenditure. The case of these clerks has been submitted to the Royal Commission on the Civil Service, and I think no further steps can be taken until the Report of the Commission is received.