§ Mr. JOWETT
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the salary now payable to a number of clerks of the second division promoted from the rank of assistant clerk (abstractor) prior to 1908 is such that nine or ten years' service in the second division grade fails to provide an adequate salary equal to that payable to them had they not been promoted on the ground of special merit and ability; and, in these circumstances, will he say how the pay of the clerks in question has been substantially improved?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
As has already been pointed out, an assistant clerk is on a scale of salary rising normally to a maximum of £150, a second division clerk is on a scale rising to a maximum of £300. In considering the relative position of assistant clerks and second division clerks regard must be had not merely to the actual pay drawn by such clerks but to the scale of pay to which they are entitled.