HC Deb 08 March 1928 vol 214 cc1220-1

asked the Minister of Pensions whether promotions in the principal officer class are made only on the recommendation or with the, concurrence of the permanent head of the Ministry; whether any such promotions have been made within the last three months; and, if so, what are the names, service, and grades before and after promotion of the officials concerned?


The responsibility for promotions within the Department, as for the whole of the business of the Department, rests solely with me. In the exercise of this responsibility I should naturally avail myself of the advice of the permanent head of the Department. Two promotions of principal officers have been made during the last three months, Mr. C. J. G. Tate, O.B.E., with 27¾ years' service being promoted from Controller, Pension Issue Office, to Assistant Secretary and Mr. T. J. Arnold, C.B.E., with 31 years' service, from Acting Principal Clerk to Acting Controller, Pension Issue Office.