asked the Prime Minister what were the respective positions in the Cabinet Secretariat staff held by the 19 members thereof who have been transferred to other Departments, and what were their salaries before they were so transferred; and if he will state to what Departments the said 19 members have respectively been transferred, and what their salaries are in their new Departments?
Twelve permanent clerks on the scale of £60 to £250 per annum plus bonus and seven temporary clerks on the scales of 66s. 10d. to 73s. 7d. and 74s. to 87s. 7d. inclusive a week, all of whom performed clerical duties in the Cabinet Secretariat, have been transferred to the Departments enumerated in my reply to the hon. Member for the South Molton Division on the 30th November, their respective rates of salary either remaining unchanged or being reduced on transfer to Departments in which the prescribed hours of attendance are not so long.
As stated in the reply to the hon. Member on the 7th instant, a saving of approximately £20,000 will be effected on the Vote for the Cabinet Secretariat. This amount also represents the ultimate net saving to the Treasury, as the staff transferred fill existing vacancies in other Departments for which staff must in any case be provided.