HC Deb 10 December 1912 vol 45 c263W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury how many new class assistant clerks are employed in the Savings Bank Department of the General Post Office, Education Office, and Statistical Office of His Majesty's Customs and Excise, respectively; how many in each case are eligible by service for promotion; and how many have been promoted or nominated for promotion to second division in each of these offices since the institution of the class, and 1st January, 1912, respectively.


The figures are as follows:—

Number of Assistant Clerks, New Class.
—— Employed. Eligible by Service for Promotion to Second Division. Promoted or Nominated for Promotion to Second Division or analogous post.
From the Institution of the Class to date. Since 1st January, 1912, to date.
Post Office Savings Department Bank 265 70 51 13
Board of Education 313 164 46 12
Customs Statistical Office 186 91 20 6


asked the Secretary to the Treasury, how many second division clerks have been placed on the establishment of the Secretary's Office and Accountant-General's Department of the Customs and Excise, respectively, since 1st January, 1912; how many assistant clerks in the Customs and Excise Department are eligible by service for promotion to the second division; and how many assistant clerks have been promoted to the second division and assigned to each of these offices since the 1st January, 1912?


The answer to the first part of the question is twenty-one and sixty-five respectively; to the second, 188; to the third, six; all of whom have been appointed to the Accountant-General's Office. I may remind the hon. Member that under the terms of Clause 45 of the Order in Council of 10th January, 1910, such promotions can only be made on grounds of special merit and on a certificate to be granted exceptionally.