HC Deb 29 November 1928 vol 223 c605

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the proposal by the Treasury to provide established appointments in the clerical classes to a further 5,000 ex-service temporary clerks who were unsuccessful in the last examination, he will consider whether it would be a more equitable arrangement to give the 300 men who qualified in the December, 1926 Post Office Clerical Class Examination (A and B classes) promotion to the general clerical classes and to fill the resulting vacancies from among the unsuccessful ex-service temporary clerks the Post Office candidates thereby obtaining appointments for which they had qualified and the unsuccessful ex-service temporary clerks obtaining permanent appointments but of a somewhat lower grade?


My hon. and gallant Friend has, I think, misunderstood the proposal of His Majesty's Government to provide for the further employment of redundant temporary ex-service clerks announced in my answer on the 22nd November to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for the Dulwich Division (Sir F. Hall). I am sending him a copy of that reply. His present question does not appear to arise.