§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether it is correct, as stated in the Home Accounts of the Government of India (just issued), page 59, that the salary of the present Super- 1173 intendent of the Branch of the Store Department at the India Store Depôt is £900, whereas the maximum salary of that office is stated as £800; and, if so, what is the explanation?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
The explanation is given in a foot-note to the Accounts. The present Superintendent, who was appointed in 1855, was granted a personal allowance of £100 per annum from May 9, 1882.