HC Deb 29 March 1889 vol 334 c1148
*MR. MARJORIBANKS (Berwickshire)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether a strong recommendation from the Scottish Fishery Board was received at the Treasury in December last in favour of an immediate increase of the salaries and travelling subsistence allowances of the officers of the Board commensurate with the heavy additional work laid upon them in recent years, which they have been carrying on without the smallest remuneration; and, if so, what are the intentions of the Government in the matter?


A communication to the effect indicated in the right hon. Member's question was received by the Secretary for Scotland from the Fishery Board on the 24th December last. The correspondence on the subject with the Fishery Board which was found necessary made it impossible to submit the proposals to the Treasury in time for the Estimates of 1889–90. The matter is being carefully considered by the Secretary for Scotland who will refer it to the Treasury as soon as he is in a position to do so.