HC Deb 29 February 1864 vol 173 c1250

said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of the Treasury, What provision is to be made for the Civil Assistants in the Ordnance Survey branch of the War Department, whose services were dispensed with on the 1st of November last?


replied, that a small reduction in the number of the Civil Assistants —about twenty out of 1,500—had taken place in consequence of the survey having been brought to a conclusion. With the exception of a few of them, ten or twelve, who had been superannuated and pensioned off in the usual manner, the remainder would be re-employed at the commencement of the financial year, and meanwhile they would receive retiring allowances.