HC Deb 10 November 1921 vol 148 cc622-3W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether second division men clerks in the Post Office who have been employed on work now graded as lower clerical, maximum salary £180, have been promised executive posts, maximum salary £400, and in the meantime are to receive the rank and pay of executive officers; if so, how many are there; and what sum of money is being paid under this arrangement?


In the Post Office as in the Civil Service generally second division clerks, the maximum of whose scale was £300 to £350 per annum with payment for all overtime worked have, subject to individual fitness, been merged (as part of the general assimilation settlement approved by the House) in the Junior Executive Class of which the maximum is £400 a yearinclusive of overtime payment. As a result of the reorganisation of the Civil Service some of the work hitherto assigned to second division clerks will be allocated to the newly constituted clerical class, of which the maximum salary for men is £250 per annum plus payment for overtime; and second division clerks at present so employed will be transferred as opportunity offers to junior executive or equivalent posts elsewhere. Pending completion of the task of reorganisation it is not possible to say what, if any, appreciable cost is involved in such temporary employment on clerical class work, especially as the scales for the two classes overlap, or how many persons are affected.

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