HC Deb 26 June 1855 vol 139 cc160-1

said, he wished to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether in compliance with the vote of that House on the 22nd of May, the Government intended to carry into effect the recommendations of the Select Committee of 1850 respecting official salaries?


said, the recommendations of that Committee were maturely considered by the Government at the time—many of them were carried into effect, some were not, and explanations on the subject were then given to Parliament. What had passed on a former evening did not at all touch the question of official salaries, for the discussion turned entirely upon certain diplomatic appointments, and the salaries attached to some of those appointments. The resolution was carried, although the hon. Gentleman who had proposed it announced his intention of withdrawing it, by one of those surprises which sometimes took place when no one expected a division. He could only say, that he thought the regulations suggested in the speech of the hon. Gentleman who moved the Resolution could not be carried into effect without great injury to the public service.


said, in consequence of the unsatisfactory answer of the noble Lord, he now gave notice that he should, on Tuesday, the 10th of July, more that an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty may be most graciously pleased to issue Her Royal commands for a complete revision of the Diplomatic Establishments of the United Kingdom.