§ MR. MITCHELL-THOMSON (Lanarkshire, N. W.)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether His Majesty's Inspectors of Mines are permitted to carry on any private business during their tenure of office.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) The Inspectors of Mines are subject in this matter to the general rules applying to all officers of the Civil Service. No officer is allowed to accept any office which would be liable to take him away from, or interfere with the discharge of, his official duties. In particular it is provided by the Order in Council of 15th August, 1890, that no officer shall be allowed to accept any part in the management of any society, or any trading, commercial, or financial company which would require the attendance of such officer at any time between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.