§ 90. Sir ROBERT NEWMAN
asked the Secretary to the Treasury what is the proportion of higher clerical and executive to lower clerical posts for men and women, respectively, in those Departments which have already submitted re-grading schemes to the Treasury; and whether, in the case of the women, the number of writing assistants has been included in the figures, and whether, as the lower clerical women normally supervise the work of writing assistants, they have a higher proportion of superior posts than the lower clerical men who do no supervision?
The regrading schemes put before the Treasury do not normally distinguish posts by the sex of the occupant. As regards the latter part of the question, higher clerical and executive posts are allotted, not on any proportion, but with strict regard to the requirements of the work; but, other things being equal, it might safely be assumed that in a branch employing writing assistants the proportion of higher clerical to lower clerical posts is 2376 higher than it would have been had all the writing assistant posts been graded clerical.