§ MR. BURDETT-COUTTS (Westminster)
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether he is aware that writers who have been engaged in his Department for several years past upon various duties other than and superior to mere copying, have, within the last few days, been transferred to the Copying Rooms; and, whether this action will result in its being reported, in answer to the inquiries now set on foot by the Treasury, that those writers were employed on copying only?
THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. R. W. DUEF) (Banffshire)
(who replied) said: Three copyists in the Admiralty have recently been moved to one of the copying rooms, their services being no longer required in the branch. This was done in the interests of the copyists themselves, who would otherwise have been discharged, and had no reference whatever to any Treasury inquiries.