§ Mr. TOWNEND
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the attention of the Government has been caled to the fact that the general circumstances of employment of temporary clerks in the Ministry of Labour has changed in the last 12 to 18 months owing to the accretion of new recruits; whether, as a result, he is aware that, whereas 18 months ago most temporary clerks were either on the maximum or well up the scale, there are to-day many thousands only drawing the minimum of the scale, which, in many cases, is under 47s. for the man and under 35s. for the woman; and whether, in view of these facts, he will consider the desirability of increasing the rates of pay?
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply of 6th November to my hon. Friend the Member for Dartford (Mr. Mills).