§ 30. Mr. E. BROWN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that in the memorandum of action to be taken in connection with, or as supplementary to, the recommendations contained in the Third Report of the Southborough Committee of January, 1925, it was provided that temporary clerks should be selected for permanent non-pensionable employment in Government Departments on scales prescribed for temporary grades; that some of the personnel so selected for permanent unpensionable employment were selected for employment upon scales prescribed for clerks, Grade I or II, and that in certain cases such clerks have since been reduced to lower grades contrary to the provisions of the memorandum; and whether he will take steps to restore such officers to their former grades?
The memorandum of January, 1925, setting out the agreed conditions of service of clerks selected for permanent non-pensionable employment does not provide for the retention by individuals of the rates of pay of the particular grade in which they may have been serving at the time of selection if posts in that grade cease to be available. On the contrary, it is specifically laid down in Clause 3 that, where it is necessary to transfer clerks who become redundant in their existing posts, they shall receive the rates of pay and be subject to the conditions of service of the posts to which they are transferred.