§ 79. Lieut.-Colonel Sir GODFREY DALRYMPLE-WHITE
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.