HC Deb 20 May 1930 vol 239 cc221-2W
Captain BOURNE

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, as representing His Majesty's Paymaster - General, whether the additional payment of £100 per annum made to one of the principal clerks of the Paymaster-General's office for acting in the absence of the Assistant-Paymaster-General is made only to cover the period when the Assistant-Paymaster-General is absent on leave; and, if so, can he state the amount of leave to which this officer is entitled during the year?


The allowance in question takes account not only of the principal clerk's responsibility for acting in the absence of the Assistant Paymaster-General but of certain duties discharged by him which do not fall upon the other principal clerks. I am not aware of the association of any explicit rule in the matter with the post of Assistant-Paymaster-General since its origin in 1836.