HC Deb 18 March 1919 vol 113 cc1901-2

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the presiding officers and clerks employed at the General Election have been paid their fees for services rendered?


The responsibility for the payment of these fees rests with the Returning Officer. In all cases in which an advance was asked for by the Returning Officer to meet expenses during the course of the General Election or shortly after it was made by the Treasury. In many cases Returning Officer's accounts have now been paid, but some accounts are still under examination. In such cases if the Returning Officer has not asked for an advance or has used it when obtained for other purposes, it is possible that the fees in question have not yet been paid.