HC Deb 27 April 1914 vol 61 c1319
43. Mr. LYNCH

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether Dr. Edridge-Green ever received any payment for his work as adviser to the Board of Trade in 1889 and as member of the International Code of Signals Committee; if so, how much; whether, if such payment should seem inadequate, he will take into account the fact that Dr. Edridge-Green has been the pioneer investigator in this country on the subject of testing for colour-vision, that his researches are now recognised here and on the Continent as of great value, and that several public Departments, including the Board of Trade, have so far profited by these researches as to place the tests for colour-vision on a more practical footing; and will he even now see that Dr. Edridge-Green obtains some reward?


Dr. Edridge-Green has at no time, either in 1889 or subsequently, held an appointment as adviser to the Board of Trade. I may add, as regards his membership of the Committee referred to, that it is not usual for members of Committees to be paid for their services, and no payment was made to Dr. Edridge-Green. As regards the latter part of the question, I can hold out no hope that the Board of Trade will make any pecuniary grant to Dr. Edridge-Green.