HC Deb 20 April 1882 vol 268 cc984-5

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, "Whether it is not a fact that Mr. Algernon West, O.B., the Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue, holds the post of Gentleman Usher to the Queen at a salary of £180 per annum, or thereabouts; and, if so, why his salary, as such, is not, in accordance with the instructions of the Public Accounts Committee, shown on the face of the Revenue Estimates, in addition to his salary of £2,000 as Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue?


As regards the first portion of the Question, the hon. Member is, as far as I am aware, correctly informed. The Committee of Public Accounts recommended that when a public officer receives a grant or temporary increase to his salary in respect to special services, the fact of such increase should be shown either on the Estimate or on the Appropriation Account of the Department to which he belongs. Payments made by Her Majesty out of Her Civil List to officers of Her Household do not fall within the recommendation of the Committee; and the Treasury have not required such payments to be noted in Estimates or Accounts.