§ Mr. SNOWDEN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state who I as been appointed secretary to the Development Commissioners; what his length of public service is; what his knowledge and qualifications for the position are; and what is the salary attaching to the post?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
Mr. H. E. Dale, who has been appointed secretary to the Development Commission, entered the Civil Service in 1898 as a clerk in the Colonial Office. The salary of the present post is £1,000 a year. Mr. Dale had a distinguished academic career, and I am satisfied that he is well qualified to be the secretary of the Commissioners.