§ MR. LOCKWOOD (York)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether it is the practice of the Treasury to make allowances to the High Sheriffs of counties for attendances at Assizes, for summoning jurors, for hire of carriages for the use of Her Majesty's 1362 Judges, and for issuing proclamations, but to refuse to make such allowances to the Sheriffs of cities and towns in respect of these same items; and whether he is prepared to recommend that Sheriffs of cities and towns shall receive the same allowances as High Sheriffs of counties?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH, Strand, Westminster)
The allowances to High Sheriffs of counties which are mentioned in the question are not made to the Sheriffs of cities and towns, because these latter are appointed by the Town Councils under the Municipal Corporations Act of 1882, and are not, therefore, officers of the Crown. I cannot hold out any hope that the existing rule as to allowances will be extended to the Sheriffs of cities and towns.