§ Mr. SNOWDEN
asked the Secretary to the Treasury if, following the precedent of the recent arbitration proceedings on wages in the Post Office, ho is willing to submit to a small arbitration committee the matter in dispute between the Treasury and the assistant clerks about the special increment recommended by the Royal Commission on the Civil Service, or, failing that, will he ask the Royal Commission, which is still sitting, for an interpretation of its recommendation as to I whether it was intended that the special increment should be given to all assistant I clerks, including those already at the maximum of the scale?
§ Mr. ACLAND
The limits within which the special increment could be granted I received very careful consideration, and I can hold out no hope that they will be extended. I see no reason for adopting the hon. Member's suggestion.