§ 20. Sir A. Knox
asked the Home Secretary whether the 13 regional commissioners, salary £2,500 a year, and the 1256 12 deputy regional commissioners, salary £1,000 a year, have commenced work, and what their present duties are?
§ Sir J. Anderson
Regional commissioners and deputy regional commissioners were instructed on 25th August last to take up duty at their headquarters, and they have since been employed on their duties. With regard to the second part of the question, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Peckham (Mr. Silkin) on Tuesday last.
§ Sir A. Knox
As these gentlemen have not begun their proper duties yet, might they not be content with half pay until their duties commence?