§ Mr. CAIRNS
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if promotion is withheld from the junior 477W officials of the Chancery Division of the Royal Courts of Justice, and if such officials are of 12 to 30 years' service as third-class clerks without any promotion; if these officials embrace men of professional status and public school men, and if work of a higher grade is performed by them without extra remuneration; and will ho have inquiries made into the matter?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
The whole question of the establishment in the offices of the Chancery Division is under the consideration of a Committee appointed by the Lord Chancellor with the concurrence of the Treasury. The Committee are, it is understood, on the point of reporting, and when they have done so the whole question of the status and promotion of the third-class clerks will receive consideration. Meanwhile, I may state that there is no third-class clerk in Chancery Chambers of 30 years' standing.