§ MR. RICHARDSON (Hartlepool)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether his attention has been called to the fact that in the improved scale of salaries sanctioned by the Admiralty to the engineering staff 12 the Chief Engineer of Sheerness Dockyard has been omitted; and, whether there is any reason for this omission, and why it should not be rectified?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
The duties of the chief engineer at Sheerness are not as onerous as those at other dockyards. The same reasons did not apply for increase of salary. May I respectfully deprecate the putting of questions with reference to the emoluments of individual officers? Such questions do not promote the kindly object with which they are put, while they are very prejudicial to the discipline of the service. ["Hear, hear!"]