§ MR. H. H. FOWLER
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether his attention has been called to the promise given by the late Secretary to the Treasury, on the 5th August 1881, that "the salary of the Secretary of the Master of the Rolls at the next vacancy would be fixed at£5,000;" whether it is intended to fix such salary accordingly; and, whether the number and cost of the other officials of the Master of the Rolls will be reduced to the level of the officials of the other Lords Justices of Appeal?
§ MR. COURTNEY
Sir, this matter has not been overlooked. The appointment of the new Master of the Rolls has been made subject to alteration in the personal staff hitherto attached to the office. The Treasury are in communication with the Lord Chancellor on the subject, and will press for as great a reduction of the staff as they think practicable.