§ 50. Mr. BARNES
asked the Home Secretary whether his Department fixes the wages paid to county court bailiffs; and, if so, whether he will state the average wage paid to these men?
§ Mr. W. BENN
Except in the case of some of the larger courts in which the Treasury have sanctioned a scale of 2043 wages, commencing at 25s. and rising to 40s. (in some cases 50s.) per week, the wages of county court bailiffs are fixed by their employers—the high bailiffs—who expend for this purpose sums allowed to them in proportion to the amount of work in their districts. The average of the wages paid is about £80 per annum.