§ 35. Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Secretary to the Treasury what members of the staff of the North-Eastern Railway Company have been, are, or are proposed to be employed in connection with the Ministry of Ways and Communications; what remuneration they were receiving at the railway; what it is proposed they should receive at the Ministry; and what are the other terms of their employment?
§ Mr. BALDWIN (Joint Financial Secretary to the Treasury)
Sir Francis Dunnell and Lieutenant-Colonel Beharrell, of the North-Eastern Railway Company, have been, and are being, employed in connection with the Ministry of Ways and Communications. It is proposed that when the Ministry is established Lieutenant-Colonel Beharrell should leave the service of the company and be appointed to a post in the Ministry with a salary of £2,500 a year.
§ 36. Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Secretary to the Treasury what remuneration Sir Francis Dunnell was drawing from the North-Eastern Railway Company and what he is going to receive from the Government as general secretary to the Ministry of Ways and Communications?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
As stated in my reply to my hon. Friend on Wednesday, 4th June, Sir Francis Dunnell will continue to receive, while his services are loaned to the Government, the same salary as he was drawing from the North-Eastern Railway Company. If, at a later date, Sir Francis Dunnell is permanently transferred to the Government service, his salary will be such as the Treasury may approve. The emoluments which he is now receiving are a personal matter between the directors of the company and Sir Francis Dunnell.
§ Mr. R. McNEILL
Can the hon. Gentleman say, in the event of this gentleman going to the Ministry, he will receive ft lump sum from the railway company under any contract?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
That is a question which should be addressed to the Minister of Ways and Communications.