§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, When the Treasury Minute respecting the candidature of Civil servants for County Councils will be issued; and, whether similar Minutes will be issued as regards officers of the Army and Navy?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
The Minute in question was issued two days ago. It is not for me to decide whether similar Minutes should be issued as regards officers of the Army and Navy?
§ MR. PICKERSGILL
asked the Secretary of State for War, whether he proposed to issue a similar Circular affecting officers in the Army?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)
said, it was exceedingly desirable that any step taken in this matter with regard to officers in the Army should be similar to that taken with regard to officers in the Navy. He had not had an opportunity of consulting his noble Friend the First Lord of the Admiralty; but, so far as he was concerned, he would be very glad if it were possible to agree with him to issue an Order prohibiting officers on full pay from serving as members of County Councils.