§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he will explain on what grounds the chief clerk in the Paymaster General's Office, who was retired on 1st January 1892, under the provisions of Clause 10 of the Order in Council of 15th August, 1890, as being over 70 years of age, was nevertheless employed and paid the difference between full pay and pension up to 30th June, 649 1892; and who is responsible for this contravention of the Order in Council?
§ SIR J. T. HIBBERT
The late chief clerk in the Paymaster General's Office was, after the award of his pension, employed in a temporary capacity for the convenience of the Public Service pending final arrangements for the superintendence of the Department. The temporary service did not count for pension, and there was no contravention of the Order in Council.