HC Deb 19 October 1916 vol 86 cc737-8W
Captain WRIGHT

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the reduction of the remuneration of the majority of registrars of County Courts and district registrars, amounting in some cases to £500 on an income of £1,350, and caused by emergency war legislation, has been brought to his attention; and whether he is prepared to consider a proposal that during the War the remuneration of all registrars should be averaged on the basis of income earned during some number of years previous to the War?


My attention was called last year to the fall which had occurred in the remuneration of many of the County Court registrars. This remuneration is fixed by Statute and varies according to the amount of business transacted in the Courts. Any alteration of this system would require legislation.