§ MR. BAUMANN (Camberwell, Peckham)
asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, What was the date of Sir John Pope Hennessy's suspension from the Governorship of the Mauritius; whether he drew his salary or any part of it during that suspension; and whether since his re-appointment in July last he has drawn his full salary?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
Sir John Pope Hennessy was suspended on December 15, 1886, from which date, pending the Secretary of State's decision, he drew half salary. On July 12, 1887, the Secretary of State decided to reinstate him, and he was then allowed the other half of his pay for the period of his suspension—namely, from December 15, 1886, to July 12, 1887. Since the latter date he has been on leave of absence with half salary. I may observe that the hon. Member is inaccurate in speaking of Sir John Pope Hennessy's "re-appointment," inasmuch as his original appointment had never been revoked. He was suspended, and the suspension was afterwards removed.