§ Mr. ANDERSON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that discontent exists among the temporary women clerks employed in the War Office, and that this feeling is due to the impression prevalent, especially in certain Departments, that promotion is made dependent rather upon influence and favouritism than upon merit, efficiency, and length of service; and, since a feeling is not conducive to the best work, whether any steps will be taken in the matter?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
No, Sir; I am not aware that there is any discontent of the kind suggested, and I can assure the hon. Member that each case of promotion is carefully considered and dealt with on its merits.