HC Deb 16 February 1920 vol 125 c556W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Munitions whether a man is employed as an accountant at His Majesty's factory, Queensferry, at a salary of £500 per annum; if so, whether the duty of the office consists solely in visiting the factory once a month, the cost being £40 per visit plus travelling expenses and subsistence allowance; and whether, in the interests of economy, he will have this appointment reconsidered?


In view of this officer's special knowledge of the finance and accounts of His Majesty's factory, Queens-ferry, he was retained on a part-time basis for one quarter from 1st November last at a rate of £500 a year, the minimum for which his services could be secured. His duties involved visits and consultations at headquarters and references elsewhere in addition to his visits to the factory.