§ MR. F. S. STEVENSON (Suffolk, Eye)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, now that the Ordnance Survey has been merged in the Board of Agriculture, the Circular issued by Sir Charles Wilson in November, 1887, as to the "new scheme of pay for the Ordnance Survey," still holds good, or whether that Circular is superseded by the Treasury Minute of the 4th February, 1890; and whether it is the case that the men on the Ordnance Survey are in the dark as to their future pay and prospects, in accordance with a rule which does not exist in any other Department?
§ MR. CHAPLIN
I understand that the Treasury Minute of February 4th, 1890, relates to the Second Division Clerks, and does not apply to the Ordnance Survey; and it is not the case that any Circular was issued by Sir Charles Wilson, in 1887, as to the new scheme of pay for the Ordnance Survey. The men, I am informed, on the Ordnance Survey are in the same position now as to knowledge of their pay and prospects as they always have been.