§ Sir J. DAVIDSON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that all acting store-housemen and laboratory men connected with his Department who have passed the Civil Service examination, and who have had to revert to the lower rank through no fault of their own, have on reinstatement in acting rank had to start on the minimum wage, losing all increments previously earned; and whether he will consider the introduction of a regulation that all such men who subsequently within a period of two years regain their acting rank be allowed to count their previous acting period for increments?
§ Mr. HODGES
The Rule applicable to all grades is that the rate of pay previously attained shall be paid on re-appointment provided the interval between reversion and re-appointment 655W does not exceed six months. There are not considered to be any grounds for making an exception to the rule for the classes named in the question.