HC Deb 03 August 1922 vol 157 c1717W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of ex-service men now temporarily employed as special clerks in the Civil Service?


I regret that I am unable to add anything to the reply given on the 31st ultimo to a similar previous question by the hon. and gallant Member.

Lieut.-Colonel HURST

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why, having regard to the then Prime Minister's promise given on 22nd August, 1916, that the claims to promotion of those serving in the Navy or Army would not be prejudiced by their absence from their departments. the Board of Inland Revenue has established as a condition for promotion that there must be three years post-War service at the date of review of each man's claim?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for West Houghton (Mr. Rhys Davies) on the 31st July. I am sending him a copy of that reply.