HC Deb 28 February 1910 vol 14 c588

asked the President of the Board of Trade why the rate of payment for transcripts of bankruptcy examinations was 4d. per folio of 90 words, whereas the Treasury rate for transcripts under the Criminal Appeal Act was the usual 8d. per folio of 72 words; and whether he would take steps to raise the rate of pay in these bankruptcy cases to the standard rate?


also asked the right hon. Gentleman whether, by a recent order, the rate of pay for transcripts of bankruptcy proceedings had been in effect reduced by requiring that these transcripts should be type-written and in duplicate; under what order this reduction was made; and whether he would consider the possibility of increasing the rate of pay commensurate with the increase of work?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Sydney Buxton)

I am looking into the matter referred to in these questions and will communicate with my hon. Friend later.