§ 75. Mr. Emrys Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what have been the emoluments of the hangman since the war.
§ Mr. Hughes
Does the right hon. Gentleman say he has not got this information? Will he tell us the terms of this gentleman's appointment and if he is likely to get compensation for loss of office?
§ Mr. Ede
No, Sir. The executioner is appointed by the sheriff. The sheriff is allowed to recover £10 for each execution if he has paid as much as that to the executioner, plus the executioner's travelling expenses. The sheriffs of cities and boroughs have to pay the executioner out of their own pockets.
§ Sir Henry Morris-Jones
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether it is the intention of the Government to allow compensation to this gentleman for the loss of his emoluments?