HC Deb 13 March 1923 vol 161 cc1282-3

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he is aware that the manager of the Navy, Army, and Air Force Institute is to receive a salary of £7,500 per annum; if he can give the names of the members of the Board of Management who have granted this salary, and the name and business record of the manager; and if the Government can interfere to secure an adequate salary for this gentleman?

Lieut.-Colonel JACKSON

As regards the first portion of his question, I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to his question on the 1st March.

The members of the Board of Management were:

Sir C. C. Barrie, K.B.E., M.P. (Chairman).

G. McKechnie, Esq. (Deputy-Chairman).

Paymaster-Captain H. J. Hargraves, C.B.E.

Brevet-Colonel E. Gibb, C.M. G., C. B. E., D. S. O.

Squadron-Leader H. B. Bonning.

The name of the general manager is Mr. J. C. Goff. The appointment and qualifications for the post are matters which fall within the competence of the Board of Management, and I regret, therefore, that I am not in a position to supply information as to this gentleman's business record. The Government see no reason to interfere with the decision of the Board of Management as regards the salary of the general manager.