HC Deb 27 May 1886 vol 306 cc209-10

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, when examining the whole question of Secret Service Money, he will also consider the desirability of issuing a new Treasury Warrant to divert the statutable payment of £10,000, now made to the Patronage Secretary, and said to be used for political party purposes, from the Patronage Secretary to the Secretaries of State, and thereby economise an equivalent sum voted in the Estimates on account of Secret Service?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. E. GLADSTONE) (Edinburgh, Mid Lothian)

The points mentioned in the Question of my hon. Friend are, I consider, included in the engagement I made to the House the other night.