§ COLONEL EDWARDS
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the statements made by him on the subject of the Memorial of Sub-Inspectors of Factories, and the recent increase of their salaries sanctioned by the Treasury, Whether it was intended to convey to the House that the Sub-Inspectors' salaries had been raised to £700 per annum after certain years of service; and, if not, whether he would state the exact nature and extent of the change sanctioned by the Treasury?
§ SIR GEORGE GREY
replied that it was certainly not intended to convey to the House that the salaries of the Sub-Inspectors of Factories had been raised to £700 a year. What he did say was that the Estimate for the ensuing financial year would be increased by £600. The salary of these officers hitherto had been £300 a year, with the exception of the six senior Sub-Inspectors, who received £350. By the new scale, the salary would rise after a service of ten years by a progressive increase of £50 each at certain intervals to the maximum of £500 a year after thirty years' service. Travelling and personal expenses were allowed in addition to the salary.