§ Mr. JOWETT
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether promotions consequent on the retirement of the secretary-of Inland Revenue in September last, and involving increases of salary for members of the higher division, were settled and known throughout the department for two months before that retirement; whether the special increments of £10 each granted to certain second division clerks on the 1st July, and usually announced in August, have not yet been announced for 1916; and whether he will state precisely the reason of the delay in the latter case and will explain the difference in the treatment of' the two questions?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The special increments to which my hon. Friend refers were granted recently, but effect was given to them as from 1st July, 1916. The promotions consequent on the retirement of the late secretary to the Board of Inland Revenue took effect only from the date of his retirement.