§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the salaries of the Controller of Stamps and Stores, and of the Chief Inspector of Taxes, at Somerset House, have been respectively increased from £1,000 to £1,100 per annum, as indicated by the Estimates for the ensuing financial year; and, if so, on what date the increase in each case first took effect?
§ THE SECRETARY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.)
The salaries of the officials in question have been increased as stated. In the case of the Controller of Stamps and Stores the increase was sanctioned in August, and took effect from the 1st of October, 1886, and in that of the Chief Inspector of Taxes the increase was sanctioned in April of last year, and took effect from the first of May last. Perhaps I ought to add that new and additional duties have been imposed on both these officers; and in the case of the Controller of Stamps the £100 a-year will be repaid by the Indian Government.