§ Mr. MONTAGUE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the average number of established typists and shorthand typists, respectively, employed during the last five years; the average number of appointments from these two grades to the rank of superintendent of typists, to the clerical class, and to any other better-paid posts, respectively, during the same period; what machinery exists for the consideration of shorthand typists employed in the offices of His Majesty's inspectors of taxes in connection with superintendent posts in the Inland Revenue Department; and what machinery exists for the consideration of superintendents of typists employed in offices in which no chief superintendent complements exist in connection with chief superintendent vacancies elsewhere?
§ Mr. McNEILL
I regret that the figures asked for in the first part of the hon.700W Member's question are not immediately available. The numbers shown in estimates for the current year are 2,120 established typists and 1,952 established shorthand typists, but some of these posts are at present filled by temporary personnel. Approximately 100 typists and shorthand typists have been promoted to the clerical class since the 1st January, 1920. I have no central statistics of promotions to the other grades named by the hon. Member. There is no special machinery in existence for the consideration for promotion to superintendent of shorthand typists in the district tax offices, but the matter is under consideration. The arrangements for the consideration of superintendents for promo-lion to posts of chief superintendent vary between Departments
§ Sir W. de FRECE
asked the President of the Board of Trade what machinery exists for the promotion of shorthand typists employed in offices where no superintendentships exist in connection with superintendent vacancies in other branches of the Board of Trade?
§ Sir B. CHADWICK
Vacancies for superintendentships of typists are notified throughout all the offices of the Board of Trade, and applications are considered from all members of the staff who submit them, wherever they may be stationed.