§ MR. FISHER (Fulham)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, before appointing Civil servants to positions where they are called upon to enforce discipline and to act with absolute impartiality, he will consider 1304 the advisability of requiring them to resign their seats as Directors of retail trading stores in which their subordinates may be shareholders?
THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Sir J. T. HIBBEBT,) Oldham
I have been requested to answer the question for the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Rule of the Service in this matter is that laid down in the Orders in Council of March 21 and August 15,1890, and is as follows:—No officer shall be allowed to accept any part in the management of any society or any trading, commercial, or financial company of whatever description which would require the attendance of such officer at any time between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.