§ Lieut.-Colonel HURST
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether a first class woman clerk now assimilated lower clerical will require a promotion before she is appointed to the lower executive grade; if so, whether he will explain why this condition has been made, in view of the provisions of paragraph 67 of the Reorganisation Report, which provides for the transfer of women 441W clerks to that grade; and whether in any other case covered by the Report the word transfer has been interpreted as referring to assimilation on a lower grade, with subsequent promotion if there were any vacancies in the grade to which the transfer was to be effected?
Transfer to the executive class of a woman clerk assimilated to the clerical class will depend on the allocation to her of an executive post in the reorganisation complement. This is in accordance with paragraph 67 of the Reorganisation Report which provides that women clerks not transferred to the executive class will be appointed to the clerical class. In the case of a number of other classes, further advancement, in addition to the increase, if any, granted on assimilation, similarly depends on the existence of vacancies) in the new complements.