MR. DEL ANY (Queen's County, Ossory)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether a clerk in one of the Dublin Castle offices, who applied some time ago for an increase of salary, as allowed by the Civil Service rules, was, at the suggestion of Sir Robert Holmes, removed from the work on which he was engaged and replaced by a clerk of longer service; whether he will consider, in conjunction with the facts recently placed before him, the contrast afforded by this case and the cases of Sir Robert's personal clerks, who were, at the time of their promotions, and would still be, in the ordinary course of things, very junior members of their respective classes; and whether he will further consider what weight, if any, should be given to any further representations made by Sir Robert Holmes to the Treasury in cases such as these.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
I must refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave him on the 23rd instant.†† See (4) Debates, clxxii., 1577.