§ MR. VANCE
said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to introduce into the Superannuation Bill now before the House any provision for the Officers and Clerks of Her Majesty's Courts of Probate in England and Ireland; and, if not, whether it is their intention, during the present Session, to bring in a Bill for the purpose of giving Superannuation Allowances to the Officers and Clerks of the said Courts?
§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
said, that the case of these Officers could not properly come within the operation of the Superannuation Bill, for they stood in the same position as other officers of the law courts. If any Bill should be brought in affecting the Probate Courts, a provision might be inserted in it with respect to those clerks and other officers; but at present it was not the intention of the Government to introduce any measure upon that subject.