§ THE EARL OF WEMYSS
said, he rose to move that an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty for Return of number, names, salaries, and general duties of Inspectors and Sub-Inspectors now acting in England and Wales, and in Scotland, under the several Government Departments, and the scale of retiring allowances, and showing what were the salaries of those officers, and giving a short statement of their duties. His object in asking for that Return was to show the extent to which the system of inspection had increased, and was increasing in this country. The fact was, if this sort of legislation went on at the rate it was going at present, ere long every man would have his own and the shadow of an Inspector at his back. He observed that the mania for Inspectors was growing so much that the Trades' Union Congress, at its next meeting, was to demand three additional Inspectors.Moved, "That an humble Address he presented to Her Majesty for a Return of number, names, salaries, and general duties of Inspectors and Sub-inspectors now acting in England and Wales, and in Scotland, under the several Government Departments, and the scale of re- 931 tiring allowances, specifying the Department; n umber of Inspectors and Sub-Inspectors, with to tal; salary, with total; scale of retiring allowances; short statement of duties."—(The Earl of Wemyss.)
§ EARL FORTESCUE
, in supporting the Motion for the Return, said, that the Local Government (Scotland) Board would add another shoal of Inspectors.
§ Motion agreed to.