§ MR. POWER (Waterford, E.)
To ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, in view of the fact that the Departmental Committee appointed to inquire into the position of the civil servants on the Ordnance Survey in 1892 stated, on page 10 of their Report, that there was no apparent necessity for making this Paper a confidential circular, will the President of the Board reconsider his decision, and, if he cannot grant a copy of the regulations as a whole, will he give particulars of the rates of pay governing these civil servants, so that they may know the conditions of their service, and in that respect be placed on a similar footing to the civil servants in other public departments.
1149 (Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) My noble friend has looked into this question again, but he does not see his way to alter his decision in the matter.