§ 60. Mr. JOHN WILMOT (for Mr. BANFIELD)
asked the Postmaster-General the number of promotions made to the grade of staff officer in the Savings Bank Department since 1st January, 1921; the number of executive officers and higher clerical officers, respectively; and the number of each grade selected for promotion to staff officer rank since 1st January, 1921?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir Kingsley Wood)
As the answer to this question containa a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer :
§ During the period 1921 to 1925 the executive and higher clerical posts in the Savings Bank Department were bracketed, and individual officers were not definitely assigned to either grade. During this period 33 promotions were made to the grade of staff officer. On the division of the "bracketed posts" there were 227 executive and 28 higher clerical officers; the present figures are 126 and 89 respectively. During the latter period 47 executive officers and one higher clerical officer have been promoted to the grade of staff officer. Officers on both grades have been considered on their merits with due regard to seniority, but the higher clerical officers have in general been considerably junior to the officers selected.