HL Deb 11 April 1918 vol 29 cc689-90

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.

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

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