MR. DALZIEL (Kirkcaldy, &c.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury why the Roman Catholic Chaplain to the Glasgow Barlinnie Prisons, with a daily population of 1,200 and annual commitments of 27,000, receives only £100 a year, with neither house allowance nor right to pension, whereas the Roman Catholic Chaplain to Liverpool Prison, with a daily population of 1,000 and annual commitments of 1,900, receives £300 a year, together with a house and right to pension?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Sir J. GORST,) Chatham
I have no information as to the accuracy or otherwise of the numbers quoted. Salaries are fixed after communication with the responsible Department; and it is impossible for me to compare the various considerations, no doubt quite satisfactory in each case, which justify the respective amounts.