§ SIR JULIAN GOLDSMID
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether Mr. Rivers Wilson will now resume his employment as Chief Commissioner for the Reduction of the National Debt, as his two years' leave of absence was only granted to enable him to accept a post in Egypt from which he has now been dismissed; and, if so, when Mr. Rivers Wilson will return to England for that purpose?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
Sir, Mr. Rivers Wilson was allowed leave of absence from his post of Controller and Secretary to the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt—not Chief Commissioner, as the hon. Baronet's Question described him—in order that he might accept the office which he has now ceased to hold. He will now return to his office; but I cannot exactly say when.