HC Deb 19 February 1907 vol 169 c696

To ask the Prime Minister whether, for several years past, the appointments to the position of Comptroller and Auditor General have been in the nature of selections by the Treasury from amongst permanent civil servants; and, if so, whether there was any arrangement of any kind between the Treasury and Sir Richard Mills, or Mr. Richmond, or Mr. Kempe, when either of these gentlemen was appointed to the Comptroller and Auditor Generalship, whereby retirement on pension was fixed at a certain time or when the Treasury should desire it.

(Answered by Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman.) I must refer the hon. Member to the Answer which I gave to his Question on this subject on the 20th December last and to the Answer given by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the hon. Member for Northampton on the 6th December last.‡