§ 29. Mr. E. BROWN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the reasons for the delay in filling the two vacancies which occurred on 16th January last in the first-class clerk grade in the office of His Majesty's Registers and Records of Scotland?
Mr. W. ADAMSON
Two vacancies arose in His Majesty's General Register House on 19th January last, owing to the retirement of an assistant keeper and the accountant, and were filled by two promotions. The delay in filling the consequential vacancies for first-class clerks is due to the reconstitution of the Departmental Promotion Board and careful review of the claims and qualifications of the officers eligible for promotion. I hope that it will be possible to announce the appointments at an early date.