§ 71. Sir A. POWNALL
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he can now say what has been drawn in the financial year ending 31st March, 1930, as salary and fees by the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Pethick-Lawrence)
The amounts, correct to the nearest £, are as follows:
— Salary. Fees. Total. Attorney-General. £ £ £ Sir T. W. H. Inskip 1,346 8,783 10,129 Sir W. Jowitt 5,654 8,787 14,441 Solicitor-General. Sir F. B. Merriman 1,154 3,147 4,301 Sir J. B. Melville 4,846 3,625 8,471
§ Sir A. POWNALL
Have the Government any intention of altering the arrangement by which legal gentlemen get these very large sums?
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
As the hon. Gentleman knows quite well, that is not a question for me to answer. These fees are determined by considerations which were decided long before the present Government came into office.