The number of "P" class (permanent non-pensionable) clerks now employed in the Foreign Office is three, and there are 95 in the Passport Office. There have been no promotions from the "P" class to established posts.
§ Sir V. HENDERSON
There is no such class as P (probationary) clerks. The P class are permanent non-pensionable clerks, of whom there are 104 in the Office of Works. No promotions from this grade have been made to established posts.
§ Commodore KING
There were 11 "P" Class clerks in my Department on 1st July; four others were recently promoted to established posts.
§ Earl WINTERTON
There is one permanent non-pensionable (P Class) clerk in the India Office. No such clerks have so far been promoted to established posts.
There are seven permanent non-pensionable clerks on the Treasury staff at the present time. One permanent non-pensionable clerk has been promoted to an established post.
§ Sir S. HOARE
The number of "P" (permanent non-pensionable) class clerks employed by the Air Ministry is 100 at headquarters and 129 at out-stations. Four "P" class clerks have been promoted to the grade of established clerical officer at headquarters, and the question of the establishment of five others at out-stations is under consideration.
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
Presumably the hon. Member refers to permanent unestablished clerks. The number of such clerks employed in the Post Office is 152. Authority has just been given for the promotion to established posts of 10 of these officers, provided that they can obtain the necessary Civil Service certificates.
§ Colonel ASHLEY
The number of permanent unestablished clerks at present employed in my Department is 33. Five such clerks have been promoted to established clerical posts.