§ MR. HANBURY (Preston)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the sum of about £950 paid annually to the Master of the Hawks is all payable to 16 him as his own salary, or whether any portion of it represents other charges?
§ THE SECRETARY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.)
The original grant of King James II. to Charles Duke of St. Albans was as follows:—Salary as Master of the Hawks, £391 1s. 5d.; allowances for expenses in connection with the office, £982 10s.; total, £1,373 11s. 5d. The gross sum was subsequently reduced by office fees, &c, to £965, the net amount now paid.
§ MR. HANBURY
asked, what were the duties of the office, and how this sum was made up—how much was paid for salary and attendance, and how much for the food of the hawks?
§ MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)
asked, what was the cause of the delay in the publication of the Evidence taken before the Select Committee, which contained all the facts relating to the Question?
§ MR. JACKSON
said, he could not answer the Question of the hon. Member for Northampton without making inquiry; neither could he say what proportion of the sum of £965 was paid for salary, and what for the other portions of the service.
§ DR. CLARK (Caithness)
asked, if 20 per cent was taken off the salary in accordance with 4 & 5 Will. III.?