HC Deb 10 August 1916 vol 85 cc1261-2W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury how many clerks of the second class in the Estate Duty Office who have been called to the Bar or have taken a university degree in law, have been advanced to a salary of £200 under the terms of the circular of the 29th of April, 1912; how many cases there are in the office of clerks who have, on the strength of that circular, qualified as indicated but have been refused the special advancement; and if immediate steps will be taken to fulfil the promise made in that circular in all cases?


Twenty-eight of the officers referred to have obtained a law degree. At present no special increases of salary have been granted, but the matter is receiving attention and will be dealt with as soon as possible.