HC Deb 12 December 1906 vol 167 c330
MR. PAUL (Northampton)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether Mr. Kempe, the Comptroller and Auditor-General, is under any sort of obligation to retire at a specified age; if so, by whom that obligation could be enforced; and whether the Treasury could make a similar arrangement with a Judge of the High Court of Justice.

(Answered by Mr. Asquith.) Before his appointment by the Crown to the office of Comptroller and Auditor-General, Mr. Kempe gave an undertaking to the then Prime Minister that he would retire from the office on attaining the age of sixty-five. There is no legal power to enforce this undertaking. It is clear that the Treasury would have no power to make any such arrangement with a Judge of the High Court.