HC Deb 23 April 1918 vol 105 c864W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to the fact that a Class A man was brought from Somerset House into the Admiralty Accountant-General's Department, Branch 14, in 1915, and is still retained there; and will he state the reason for his retention?


The facts are as stated. The second division clerk in question is a married man of nearly thirty-six years of age. He has been employed since 1915 on work connected with the settlement of the naval assets of seamen and marines. These claims must be settled promptly, and in view of the great depletion of experienced staff the retention of this clerk is regarded as necessary.