HC Deb 18 May 1893 vol 12 cc1269-70

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he will explain on what grounds the Senior Commissioner of the Civil Service Commission has received salary at the rate of £1,200 per annum after the age of 70, in contravention of the Order in Council of the l5th August, 1890; for what period such salary has been paid; and on what authority the provisions of Clause 10 of the Order in Council have been departed from?


The services of the late Senior Civil Service Commissioner were retained to meet a temporary emergency, pending the appointment of his successor. The whole matter has come before the Public Accounts Com- mittee, and I do not think it desirable to make any further statement in anticipation of their Report.