§ 26. Mr. WATT
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the case of Mr. Macrae, who has been for many years in the service of the State in the office of the sheriff clerk of Perth; whether he is aware that Macrae has had to abandon his duties on account of blindness; whether the Treasury have considered giving him an allowance or honorarium in view of the fact that he has no means of support; and, if so, what amount they propose to give?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Masterman)
My attention has been called to this case. Mr. Macrae was in the employment of the sheriff clerk, and held office at his pleasure; and in these circumstances I fear 786 that he is not qualified for any award under the Superannuation Acts.