HC Deb 11 November 1912 vol 43 c1729
64. Mr. BOOTH

asked if the Home Secretary is considering names for the selection to be appointed to the Board of Control set up by the Mental Deficiency Bill; whether their salary will commence at £1,000 per annum, rising to £1,500; and whether he has been approached by the occupants of either Front Bench in this House on behalf of well-known politicians?


I have received several applications, but I do not propose to consider them until the Bill has been passed. As to the second part of the question, the matter is one on which the Treasury will have to be consulted. The reply to the last part of the question is in the negative.


Is the House to understand that these lucrative posts will not be given to active politicians?


No, Sir; I could not make any statement upon the subject as I have not yet considered it.