§ SIR H. DRUMMOND WOLFF
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether it is true that it is proposed to abolish the office of Beer-taster at the India Office; and, if so, whether any compensation will be given to those who have filled the office during the last ten years, and have effected great economies?
§ MR. E. STANHOPE
Sir, the examiners of malt liquor have hitherto been appointed from year to year. It is now proposed to adopt a less costly; but it is thought equally efficient, system, of examination, and it will, therefore, not be necessary to renew these appointments. Upon the question of compensation I can express no opinion; but I have no doubt that any application would receive careful consideration from the Secretary of State in Council.