HC Deb 07 May 1909 vol 4 c1406W

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many officers, respectively, in each of the classes of officers in the department of the Board of Trade will have their salaries increased, and to what extent, in the event of the Board of Trade Bill becoming law?


As already explained, the changes of scales directly consequential on the passage of the Bill solely affect the upper division staff of the Board of Trade proper, including the secretaries, assistant secretaries, principal clerks, first-class and second-class clerks. The sum stated to the House, viz., £2,800, was the approximate ultimate cost of the change calculated at the mean of the old and new scales, and it is not possible to give a figure representing the gain to individual existing officers, which is partly made up of improved prospects, more rapid increments, increased maximum, etc.