HC Deb 11 June 1861 vol 163 c936

said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Treasury on what basis the Salaries of District Registrars, appointed under the Probate Act of 1857, and hitherto paid by Fees, has been calculated, and whether he would have any objection to laying any Treasury Document which there may be, explanatory of such calculation, on the table of the House?


said, the basis on which the Treasury had proceeded was, the number of grants in the different districts of the registrars for each of the last three years; also, the emoluments of the officers in those years, the relative importance of the places in which these registrars were situate, and the amount of probate duty paid into the Treasury. There were no documents connected with the matter except the Treasury Minute, which was already before the House.