HC Deb 29 April 1898 vol 56 c1554
DR. G. B. CLARK (Caithness)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, having regard to the decrease in the work of the Privy Council Office, as shown by recent reductions in the subordinate establishment of that office, the Government deem it necessary to retain at the head of the office two officials drawing salaries of £1,700 and £1,200 respectively; and if they will undertake, on the occasion of the next vacancy in either of the offices of Clerk of the Council or Chief Clerk, not to fill up such vacancy, but transfer the duties of the office to the survivor?


Whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of Clerk of the Council the possibility of uniting in a single office the existing duties with those of the Deputy Clerk will not be lost sight of.