HC Deb 27 November 1888 vol 331 cc307-8
MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether a new scale of salaries has been sanctioned and applied to a branch of the Inland Revenue since the issue of the Second Report of the Royal Commission on Civil Establishments; and, whether it is intended to apply such scales of salaries to the Public Departments generally, thus giving effect to the recommendations contained in the said Report, or whether it is intended to limit the application of the recommendations of the Royal Commission on this head?


The alterations of establishment and consequent changes in classification and scales of salary to which the hon. Member refers were proposed by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue, and were approved by the Treasury as proper and economical in themselves. They were designed to meet the special requirements of the Department to which they applied, and to that extent stand apart from the general recommendations of the Royal Commissioners.