§ MR. COGHILL (Stoke-upon-Trent)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he can explain why Sir Richard Webster as Attorney General received a fee of £2,585 for his services in the Venezuelan Arbitration in addition to his official salary of £7,000.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HANBURY,) Preston
Under the terms of the Treasury minute of 1895 the Law Officers of the Crown receive fixed salaries for all non-contentious business. For contentious business they are entitled to fees on the ordinary professional scale. The Venezuelan Arbitration was contentious business.
§ [No answer was given.]