§ SIR H. DRUMMOND WOLFF
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, 373 Whether the Treasury will be moved to reconsider the scale of fees charged to established men of Her Majesty's Dockyards on their appointments by the Civil Service Commissioners, powers being reserved in the Order in Council for exemptions in certain cases?
§ MR. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
Sir, these fees are imposed at the instance of the Civil Service Commissioners on all public servants to whom they grant certificates. The scale of fees applicable to men in the Dockyards does not appear to be exorbitant if fees are to be charged at all; and, in fact, they are arranged so as to fall as lightly as possible on those who pay them. In these circumstances the Admiralty do not propose to make any representation to the Treasury on the subject.