§ Lieut.-Colonel HURST
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the first class clerks in the Ministry of Health who have been removed from work in the Navy and Army Fund, now performed by higher clerical and lower executive officers, and who have been assimilated to the lower clerical grade, will require a promotion to become lower executive or higher clerical officers; and, if so, whether there is any other case where an officer requires a promotion to continue on work considered proper to his or her grade for the last five years?
As regards the Ministry of Health, I would refer the hon. and gallant Members to the replies given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health to the hon. Member for Chelsea (Sir S. Hoare) on the 2nd and 27th June last. Transfer of lower clerical officers to higher clerical or executive posts on reorganisation depends on this, as in other cases, on the allocation of such officers to vacancies in the reorganised complements. The last part of the question does not appear therefore to arise.