HC Deb 07 August 1899 vol 76 cc26-7

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the accounts of the Meteorological Council show a sum as being set aside to provide for a superannuation fund from the Annual Grant, and what is its amount; if so, whether, seeing that it is a condition that the Grant should be applied exclu- sively to the scientific work of meteorology, attention has been called to such a misappropriation of public money by the Controller and Auditor-General.


If the hon. Member will refer to the Appropriation Account of Vote 6, Class IV., he will see that in the year ended 31st March, 1898, a sum of£144 was expended on pensions, but there was no provision for a general superannuation fund. The Controller and Auditor-General has not thought fit to comment on the expenditure in question.