Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
asked the Secretary to the Treasury what is the authority for the payment of the seven extra statutory gratuities, granted in 1080W 1909–10, sub-head C, which are mentioned at the top of page 379 of the Civil Service and Revenue Departments Appropriation Accounts, 1909–10?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The first six awards were made under the Treasury Minute of 30th March, 1892, which came under the consideration of the Public Accounts Committee in 1893 (see paragraph 52 of their Third Report). The seventh was a special grant made by the Treasury in the circumstances explained in the footnote, steps being taken, as in previous cases of the kind, to bring it specially to the notice of Parliament.