§ Mr. B. SMITH
asked the Minister of Pensions the aggregate rates of salary, including bonus, payable during the current financial year to the established civil servants appointed to the post of chief area officer at Norwich, Edinburgh, and Lewisham, and of the deputy-chief area officers at Liverpool and Birmingham; and the aggregate paid to the unestablished officers who were substituted in order to find posts for established officers?
The permanent civil servants who were appointed to the posts mentioned by the hen. Member had become redundant in their grade, and it was my right hon. Friend's obvious duty to consider the possibility of providing them with alternative duties appropriate to their rank. I would point out that none of the officers referred to in the question held the appointment mentioned for the whole of the financial year. The aggregate salary and bonus which has been or will be paid to each of these officers during the current financial year is as follows:
£ Chief Area Officer: Edinburgh 727 Norwich 661 Lewisham 616 Deputy Chief Area Officer: Birmingham 606 Liverpool 608
The total salary which has been, or will be, paid during the same period to each 859W of the unestablished officials who held the posts mentioned prior to the transfer of the permanent civil servants is as follows:
£ Chief Area Officer, Glasgow (formerly C.A.O., Edinburgh) 637 Deputy Chief Area Officer, Manchester (formerly C.A.O., Norwich) 472 Chier Area Officer, Surbiton (formerly C.A.O., Lewisham) 492 Deputy Chief Area Officer, Birmingham, ceased duty as D.C.A.O. on appointment as established clerical officer, 22nd June, 1926. Resigned 16th October, 1926 (for 6½ months) 183 Deputy Chief Area Officer, Liverpool, ceased duty in the Ministry of Pensions on appointment to the Inland Revenue Department, 31st May, 1926 (for 2 months) 75