HC Deb 04 April 1922 vol 152 cc2034-5
87. Mr. RAPER

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that temporary ex-service men, on being made permanent through the recent competitive examinations for the clerical class, Civil Service, are at, an average of, say, 33 years paid at the rate of £80 per year, plus bonus, the same emolument as paid to a boy of 18 entering the clerical class direct from school; and if a communication has been received by the Treasury from the Civil Service Arbitration Board stating that they advise varying the commencing salary of £80 only on the question of hardship?


The initial salary of entrants to the male clerical class (London) from the recent limited competition is, in the case of ex-Grade III clerks. £80 per annum plus bonus, making at present rates £164 per annum I have no precise figures as to the ages of the men in question; the normal entering age of a boy fresh from school would be nearer 17 than 18, and he would be paid £60 plus bonus. The arrangements in regard to entering salaries of recruits from the limited competitions are as recommended by the Lytton Committee and recently endorsed by the Civil Service Arbitration Board. The Board accompanied their award by a letter suggesting that it might be possible to deal specially with individual cases of hardship, and, while I doubt if it will be possible to take any action on this suggestion, I am giving it careful consideration.

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