§ Mr. CROFT
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that a gentleman, by name Mr. J. D. Scott, has lately been appointed as inspector at the Scotch Board of Agriculture; 1406W whether his age fifty-five, if so whether this is fifteen [...] beyond the [...]xtreme age limit [...] such [...]instment; and Whether he will be [...]ntitled to a pension at the age of sixty?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Mr. Scott is fifty-six. There is no limit of age such as the hon. Member refers to, and in making the first appointments it has been necessary to make some appointments of men of experience older than may subsequently be necessary. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.