§ MR. FIELD
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the abolition of the post of chief clerk in the Audit Office, and the granting of £100 per annum additional to each of three principal clerks for performing part of the duties of chief clerk when the then occupant of the post retired on pension, were decided on as part of the reorganisation scheme which came into force on the 1st of November, 1905; and whether he will give the date from which £50 of the private secretary's non-pensionable private allowance of £150 per annum was merged in the annual salary of the private secretary for pensionable purposes.
(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) The grant of £100 to the principal clerk at the headquarters of the Exchequer and Audit Department, and the alteration of the emoluments of the private secretary, 781 both took effect from the 1st October, 1906, the date of retirement of the chief clerk.