§ MR. GODDARD (Ipswich)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether the late permanent Secretary of that Board, who retired from the office on the 31st December last with a large pension, still retains the appoint- 698 ment of Receiver of the Metropolitan Common Poor Fund at a salary of £500 a year; and whether it is the intention of the Government that Sir Hugh Owen should continue to occupy the latter post for an indefinite period.
§ MR. CHAPLIN
The salary of the office in question is £400—not £500 a year. It is quite distinct from that of Secretary to the Local Government Board, and the salary is not paid out of Imperial funds. The office is still held by Sir Hugh Owen, and I see no reason whatever why he should not continue to retain it.