§ 34. Dr. DRUMMOND SHIELS
asked the Secretary for Scotland if he has received from the chief engineers of the Fishery Board cruisers a petition in regard to their scale of salaries; if he has been able to make any favourable recommendations in regard to it; and will he say if satisfactory arrangements have yet been made for a superannuation scheme for the Government employés in this Service?
§ The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The petition is receiving consideration, and I hope that a decision will soon be reached. As regards the last part of the question, a scheme for the application of the Superannuation Acts to the engineers and officers in this Service was approved earlier in the year, and particulars were circulated by the Fishery Board.
Dr. SH IELS
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that successive Secretaries of State have expressed sympathy with the complaints of these men, who have been very patient, and will the right hon. Gentleman undertake to give sympathetic consideration to the matter?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
Yes, Sir; but, of course, the hon. Gentleman is aware that these things are bound by Treasury Regulations.