HC Deb 07 June 1915 vol 72 cc150-2

Considered in Committee.

[Mr. WHITLEY in the Chair.]


I beg to move,

"That it is expedient to authorise the payment, out of moneys to be provided by Parliament, of a salary not exceeding five thousand pounds a year to the Minister of Munitions; and of such salaries and remuneration as the Treasury may determine to the secretaries, officers, and servants of the Ministry of Munitions, and of all expenses incurred by the said Ministry, to such amount as may be sanctioned by the Treasury, under any Act of the present Session for establishing, in connection with the present War, a Ministry of Munitions of War; and for other purposes incidental thereto."


I should like to know if anyone on behalf of the. Government can assure us that it is in accordance with precedence for the Treasury to have the whole control in fixing the salaries of Under-Secretaries. I should have thought that it was a House of Commons rather than a Treasury matter, and, in the absence of anyone being able to speak on behalf of the Government, I beg to give notice that I shall put a question on the subject to-morrow.

Question put, and agreed to.

Resolution to be reported To-morrow.

The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.

Whereupon Mr. SPEAKER, pursuant to the Order of the House of the 3rd February, proposed the Question, "That this House do now adjourn."

Question put, and agreed to.

Adjourned accordingly at Five minutes before Seven o'clock.