§ 59. Mr. HAYES
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the writing assistants, Civil 1245 Service, have not yet received an increase in pay nor a promise of an increase similar to that given to women clerical officers: and whether he will state on what grounds women who entered the clerical class through the 1919 examination have not received the benefit of the Southborough Committee's recommendations?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave on the 26th July to the hon. Member for Lambeth North.
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Does the answer of the right hon. Gentleman mean that next September when these alterations come about there will be no chance for these assistants?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
If the hon. and gallant Gentleman will read the reply to which I have referred, he will see that the claims made on behalf of these clerks are now under consideration.