§ Major ARCHER-SHEE
asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that a clerk in the office of the Registrar-General of Shipping and Seamen, promoted to the second division on the ground of special merit in 1909, is in receipt of a smaller salary and increment than another clerk, his junior as an assistant clerk, new class, who was promoted to the second division under precisely similar conditions in 1911; if he will explain why the senior clerk remains in this unfavourable financial position; and whether he will take steps to remove this inequality of treatment by readjusting his salary accordingly?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
I understand that owing to a misapprehension the junior clerk promoted in 1911 was allowed to enter his new scale on promotion, at a salary slightly in excess of that which he would have been allowed to receive under the usual practice in such cases. The promotion in 1909 was governed by the usual rule applicable to the whole service. In the circumstances the Treasury have agreed not to call for a reduction in the pay of the junior clerk.