HC Deb 18 May 1874 vol 219 c394

asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether a Memorial has been received by him from Civil Servants employed in the Ordnance Survey, praying for an increase in their salaries; and, if so, what course he proposes to take in reference to that Memorial?


In answer, Sir, to the Question of my hon. Friend, I have to say that my attention has been called to a Memorial of some 700 Civil Employés of the Ordnance Survey. The complaint of these gentlemen appears to be based on the idea that they are employed in the Civil Service of the Crown; but the late Treasury Commissioners refused to admit such a position, in which they were supported by a Committee which sat upon and reported on the subject in 1871. I am afraid I cannot give any favourable consideration to the Memorial under those circumstances.