§ MR. THEOBALD
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been directed to the Treasury Minute of 24th March, 1891, instructing the re-creation of seven out of the 22 Surveyorships in London, which have been allowed to lapse since 1882; and whether the reduction in the number of Surveyorships, as shown in the Estimates for 1893–4, will deprive officers of the increased flow of promotion promised in the above-mentioned Minute?
§ * SIR J. T. HIBBERT
The Treasury Minute of 24th March, 1891, recreated in the Port of Loudon three first class and four second class Surveyorships, and promotions to the re-created places were accordingly made. The re-created places in the first and second classes will remain until the whole of the third class Surveyors serving at the date of the Minute, who may be fit for promotion, shall have been promoted, as directed by the Minute.