§ MR. O'BEIRNE
said, he rose to ask the President of the Board of Trade, Whether it is true that Mr. H. D. Grey, who lately held the appointment of Surveyor at Liverpool has been removed from that port to Plymouth; and, if it be so, whether he will state the reasons which have led to that removal?
§ MR. STEPHEN CAVE
, in reply, said, the circumstances were these—until very recently there had been no resident surveyor under the Board of Trade at Plymouth. Complaints, however, had frequently been made of inconvenience resulting from the want of a surveyor always on the spot. The Board of Trade considered that these complaints were not without foundation. Accordingly, when the districts were re-arranged, it was determined to appoint a resident surveyor for Plymouth. Mr. Grey, the engineer surveyor at Liverpool, applied for the post. His application was granted, and he had accordingly been transferred from Liverpool to Plymouth at his own request.