§ MR. HANDEL COSSHAM (Bristol, E.)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, By whom was the appointment of Mr. Giffard as head of the Bankruptcy Court in London lately made, at a salary of £2,000 a-year; and, whether he was entitled to the appointment as being next on the rota for promotion?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. BROADHURST) (Birmingham, Bordesley)
(who replied) said, the appointment of Mr. Giffard as one of the Bankruptcy Registrars (not head) was, by virtue of the Bankruptcy Act, 1883, made by the then Lord Chancellor. The salary is the same as that of the then existing Registrars — namely, £1,500, not £2,000. The concluding paragraph of the Question it is not necessary for me to answer.
§ MR. HANDEL COSSHAM
asked, whether it was the case that Mr. Giffard was a brother of the late Lord Chancellor?