§ MR. WEDGWOOD (Newcastle-under-Lyme)
I beg to ask the hon. Member for East Bristol, as Church Estates Commissioner, with reference to the remuneration of Messrs. Clutton and Messrs. Smith Gore as land agents for the Commissioners, whether the 4 per cent. on gross rental that they are paid for agency fees covers travelling expenses, and how much was paid each of these firms as extra agency fees during the year 1905–6 for work which he stated was paid for as an extra.
§ MR. CHARLES HOBHOUSE (Bristol, E.)
The remuneration for agency covers travelling expenses. The additional remuneration or superintendence of improvement works in exceptional cases in respect of agricultural tenancies in the year covered by the last published accounts of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners (being the accounts to which the previous Question of the hon. Member referred) amounted to £440.