HC Deb 08 July 1889 vol 337 c1681
MR. HANBURY (Preston)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether any appointment has yet been made, and, if so, when, to the Inspectorship of Army Clothing; what is the age of the selected candidate and his salary; and, whether in view of the intention of the Government to alter during this Session the regulations as to pensions, any provision was made for bringing the appointment under the new instead of the old scale of pensions?


The appointment to the Inspectorship of cloths, serges, and made-up clothing was made on the 1st May last. The selected candidate was 46 years of age, and his salary is £450, rising to £600 a year. The appointment is to he governed, as regards superannuation, by the new rules.


Is it the fact that the advertisements issued distinctly stated that the applicants were to be under 40 years of age?


The person selected was considered to be by far the most eligible.