§ MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury why the authorities of the Exchequer and Audit Department refuse to state whether the nominated members of the old Colonial Audit Branch of the Exchequer and Audit Department had to undergo any educational test before being admitted to the branch.
§ MR. FIELD
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, seeing that the present system of auditing the Irish, Public Accounts in London causes duplication of work and waste of public; money, and that Ireland loses £10,000 per annum by having this Irish work done in London, he will further consider the advisability of having this Irish work done in Ireland.
§ MR. FIELD
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, with reference to the recent amalgamation of the old Colonial Audit Branch with the main establishment of the Exchequer and Audit Department, he will say if up to that time there was any case in which three men or more were simultaneously granted certificates under Clause VII. of the Order in Council of 4th June, 1870 the effect of which was to introduce them into a department on a permanent footing, but with higher emoluments than existing officials of the same rank and service who were employed on the same duties, and who entered the Civil Service by open competition.
(Answered by Mr. Hobhouse.) I have nothing to add to the replies which have been given to the hon. Member on these three Questions.