HC Deb 07 March 1892 vol 2 c160
MR. COBB (Warwick, S.E., Rugby)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he would state to the House what are the respective annual emoluments received by Sir Edmund Du Cane as a Prison Commissioner, as Surveyor General of Prisons, and as Chairman of Directors of Convict Prisons; and whether any payments or gratuities, in addition to such emoluments, have been made to Sir Edmund Du Cane out of public funds during the last ten years; and, if so, how much?


Sir Edmund Du Cane receives £2,000 a year as Chairman of the Prison Commissioners, and as Chairman of Directors of Convict Prisons; he receives no salary as Surveyor General. In 1880 he received a gratuity of £1,000 in recognition of his services in bringing into operation the Prisons Act of 1887, which transferred to the Government the administration of the local prisons; and last year he again received a gratuity of £1,000 in consideration of his exceptional services in the designing, erection, and superintendence of prison buildings on a large scale, whereby a very considerable saving of public expenditure was effected.