§ 57. Mr. BRIANT
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the virtual exclusion of women from the Junior Executive Grade, before pressing Departments to fill junior executive vacancies by redundant ex-second division male clerks, steps will be taken in each case to examine the position with a view to ascertaining whether a proportion of the vacancies could be reserved for ex-first class women clerks where they are senior to their male colleagues, seeing that these women entered the service by an examination similar to that of the second division men and were then promoted to a higher grade?
§ Mr. McNEILL
I am afraid that I can see no justification for departing from the present arrangement under which vacancies in the Junior Executive Grade are filled wherever possible by the transfer of officers who are paid on the scale of pay of that grade but for whom posts in that grade have not yet been found.