§ THE MARQUESS OF LANSDOWNE
asked, For what reasons a reduction was made on the 31st of January, 1876, in the number of assistants employed on the Ordnance Survey?
THE DUKE OF RICHMOND AND GORDON
said, that in the years 1874–5 and in 1875–6 there was a considerable excess of expenditure for the Ordnance Survey over the amount voted, and the Treasury, not thinking it right that the sum granted by Parliament should be exceeded, was compelled to superannuate some of the staff employed in order to keep the expenditure within the Vote.
THE DUKE OF BUCCLEUCH
observed that the alteration of scale in the Ordnance maps was a source of great inconvenience. He trusted the Survey on the large scale would be continued.
§ House adjourned at half-past Eight o'clock, to Monday next, Eleven o'clock.