§ Sir G. JONES
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of ex-Grade 3 ex-service temporary clerks who have been appointed to the established general and departmental clerical classes at £100 and £95, respectively, in the basic scale of pay for those classes; and whether it is proposed to increase these rates to a figure adequate for men who had already reached mature years of age before establishment, having regard to the fact that the Treasury have prescribed an age pay of £150 per annum in the basic scale for the normal entrants on reaching the age of 26?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
As regards the first part of the question, I regret that the information is not available, and could not be obtained without a disproportionate expenditure of time and labour. As regards the second part, the arrangements governing the starting pay of ex-service men appointed to the general and departmental clerical classes are determined in accordance with an award of the Industrial Court, and an agreement made with representatives of the men concerned.