HC Deb 01 April 1895 vol 32 c590

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if the Librarian at the Foreign Office has exceeded the age at which retirement becomes compulsory; and, if so, when did he attain it; if he, whilst still retaining the post, is in receipt of a pension; and, if so, when was it granted him; if he has received the whole or any part of the salary attached to the office since he was awarded his pension; and how long the present arrangement is likely to last?


Sir Edward Hertslet attained the age of 70 on 3rd February, 1894. From that date he retired from the established Civil Service, and was awarded a pension of £666 13s. 4d., being two-thirds of the salary of his office. In view of a representation from the Secretary of State that the loss of Sir E. Hertslet's services at that date would result in very serious loss to the Foreign Office and to the Public Service, the Treasury sanctioned a temporary arrangement under which the officer will continue to act as librarian until 2nd February 1896. During this period he will receive such temporary rate of remuneration as will, together with the pension earned by him, equal the amount of his former salary, namely, £1,000 per annum.