§ Mr. SNOWDEN
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture what is the official record of Mr. H. G. Maurice, who is to be appointed Assistant Secretary for Fisheries; when did he enter the public service and how; what positions he has held; what is his present age; and what salary was he receiving previous to his appointment to the new post?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
Mr. Maurice is thirty-eight years of age. In September, 1904, he entered the service of the Wiltshire Education Committee as Assistant to the Director of Education. From June, 1905 to November, 1907, he was employed as a temporary barrister in the Board of Education. In November, 1907, he was appointed a junior examiner under that Board, and at the same time became private secretary to Sir Robert Morant. Since October, 1909, to the present time he has been my private secretary, for two years at the Board of Education, and since October, 1911, at the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries. Mr. Maurice was called to the Bar in 1904. At the time of his appointment as Assistant Secretary of the Fisheries Division, he was receiving £650 a year.