HC Deb 13 March 1860 vol 157 c447

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether there is any objection to lay before the House a Return of the expenses of the late Commission appointed to inquire into Corrupt Practices in the Borough of Wakefield, including the amount paid to Mr. Dew, one of the Committee Clerks of this House, for acting as Secretary; the amount paid for information; and the names of the agents employed and paid by order of the Commissioners?


said, a Return had been already moved for in reference to the expenses of the Commissioners for both Wakefield and Gloucester, which, if not already laid on the Table of the House, would be presented in the course of that evening. That Return would, he believed, be found to contain all the information which the hon. and gallant Gentleman required. With respect to the amount which had been paid to Mr. Dew, he might state that that gentleman had received at the rate of three guineas per diem, which was the rate fixed by a Treasury Minute in reference to the Secretaries of such Commissions. No sum whatever had, he might add, been paid to agents, nor had any agents been employed by order of the Commissioners.