§ Viscount MORPETH
asked if any alteration has been made in the conditions and allowances, as regards absence from home, in the case of officials whose duties are now connected with old age pensions; and, if so, in what respect are these conditions made more onerous, and from what causes?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
Recent changes in the business of the Department have rendered it necessary to alter the system formerly in force with respect to travelling and subsistence allowances of supervisors and officers. In lieu of paid allowances actual travelling expenses necessarily incurred are now allowed, and subsistence allowance at the rate of 6s. a day when necessarily absent from residence more than eight hours. It is considered that these allowances meet the circumstances of the case.