HC Deb 11 March 1889 vol 333 cc1372-3
MR. CEAIG SELLAR (Lanarkshire, Partick)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether, having regard to the undertaking given by him on 15th November, 1888, that the question of the disproportion of salaries of the prison chaplains and surgeons in England and Scotland respectively should be considered before February, he can now state what steps, if any, Her Majesty's Government are going to take with a view to adjust this matter?


In accordance with my undertaking, I have examined this question in connection with the Scotch Prison Estimates for the next financial year. The conclusion that I came to was no case had been made out for raising the pay of the Scotch prison chaplains, but I propose to invite the Secretary of State to consider whether the English rates should not be revised. There is, on the whole, very little inequality between the salaries paid to the Scotch surgeons and those paid in England, and the only case that appeared to me to require revision was that of the surgeon at Barlinnie, whose scale will be improved.