§ CAPTAIN BATESON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in the absence of the Master of the Mint (Mr. Shell), whether it was true that a certain young gentleman, who was not a solicitor in England, and who had only been sworn in within a few days in Ireland—he meant Mr. Reynolds, the son of the hon. Member for Dublin—was appointed to the responsible and lucrative situation of Solicitor to the Mint.
§ The CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
No, he is not. At the same time it was true that he had been appointed a clerk in the office of the Solicitor to the Treasury and the Mint in Ireland, which offices had been amalgamated; but upon the question being put to the Solicitor for the Treasury and the Mint, whether it was desirable that this clerk should be a solicitor or not, the answer was that he should not.
§ Subject dropped.