§ 49. Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury wrether he can explain the reason for the small proportion of promotion given to writing assistants and shorthand typists in the offices of inspectors of taxes, having regard to the number of the girls concerned who have already proved their fitness in the performance of tax clerk duties either prior to or since their establishment?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Ronald McNeill)
Machinery exists in the Inland Revenue for reviewing from time to time the claims of women with experience of the kind to which the hon. Member refers for promotion to the rank of tax clerk, and the number of promotions is not inconsiderable. Where previous experience has included specially meritorious work, that fact has been taken into account.