§ COLONEL WYNDHAM MURRAY (Bath)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, with reference to Treasury-Minute of 14th March 1894, on the subject of the appointment of retired soldiers and sailors as messengers, what results have been obtained as a consequence of the experiments proposed in that Minute to appoint a certain number of those classes to act as temporary messengers in the Treasury and in the Departments subordinate to the Treasury?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. R. W. HANBURY,) Preston
Since the date of the Minute referred to, the Treasury have appointed four retired soldiers and sailors to messengerships, or posts of a similar character, and they are just appointing 12 more to be curators and messengers in the new National 999 Portrait Gallery. The Treasury have, so far, no reason to doubt the general success of the arrangements made.