§ SIR GEORGE DOUGHTY
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury when 122 the new agent for Crown Lands will commence his duties; what are the special qualifications that have been required not possessed by the present professional agents; what is the remuneration to be paid; and what is the name of the gentleman or firm it is proposed to appoint.
I beg also to ask the Secretary to the Treasury what change of policy has taken place that necessitates the dismissal of the agents of Crown Lands, seeing that they have held these appointments for upwards of fifty years; whether they have on all occasions given entire satisfaction: and whether the appointment has been promised to a Member of this House.
No appointment has been made and I am not in a position to add anything to the Answer given by my hon. friend the Member for South Somersetshire on the 8th instant.†