§ 49. Mr. E. BROWN
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what is the authorised complement of writing assistants in headquarters departments of the Civil Service; how many have so far been appointed; and how many have been promoted to the clerical class since January, 1925?
§ Mr. McNEILL
I am not in possession of statistics compiled on the basis indicated. Particulars as to the number of posts of writing assistants, for which provision is made on the Votes of each Department, will be found in the Estimates for the current financial year. The total number of writing assistants actually employed on 1st April, 1926, was 4,603, but I am unable to allocate this figure between headquarters and other stations. The number of writing assistants promoted 1072 to other grades in the period 1st April, 1923, to 31st March, 1926, was 897. Later particulars are not available.