MR. PARKER SMITH
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether it was decided by a Treasury Minute seven years ago to abolish the office of Surveyor General for Scotland; and, if so, whether he will state to the House the contents of that Minute?
§ MR. A. MORLEY
There is no Treasury Minute on the subject. But in a letter dated the 29th January, 1886, the Treasury concurred in a proposal made by the then Postmaster General that on the retirement of the present Surveyor General the title should be abolished and that of Secretary revived.