§ The Clerk of the Parliaments intimated to the Committee that at the end of the war, when a considerable number of vacancies would be created by the retirement of senior clerks, some reorganisation of the work and pay of his staff might become expedient, especially with a view to increasing the initial salary of clerks in the office, but for the present he did not propose to make any general changes.
§ Of the three vacancies in clerkships, he proposed to fill up one immediately in accordance with the recommendation of the Committee embodied in their Fifth Report of last session.
§ He also proposed to fill up another of these vacancies if a suitable candidate (on the lines of hat recommendation) presented himself.690
§ He proposed to appoint a lady type-writer on the establishment at a salary of £110, rising by £7 10s. a year to £250, as from March 31 next.
§ No appointment would be made to the office of Chief Clerk for the present, but a special allowance of £200 a year would, as from the date of Mr. Anstruther's retirement, be temporarily paid to Mr. Hotham, on whom a great deal of extra work had fallen and would fall owing to the depletion of the staff by military service.
§ The proposals of the Clerk of the Parliaments were approved by the Committee