Mr. A. T. DAVIES
asked the President of the Board of Trade what increase of salary or war bonus, if any, has been granted to the salaried official receivers and their staffs; what grant has been made to the non-salaried official receivers, e.g., professional men with private practices; and what increase of salary or war bonus have the Bankruptcy staffs of these gentlemen received?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
Salaried official receivers and their staffs are paid war bonus in accordance with the terms of the latest award of the Civil Service Arbitration Board. I am sending my hon. Friend a statement of those terms. Non-salaried official receivers, paid by fees according to work, who have sustained loss through reduction of bankruptcy business while unable correspondingly to reduce standing expenses for offices and staff, have received by Treasury authority for 1917 and subsequent years, a grant of 40 per cent. of the loss of net remuneration as compared with the average of the five years preceding the War. In the case of these official receivers it is for them to make their own arrangements as to the number and pay of any assistants they may require.