§ SIR JAMES WOODHOUSE (Huddersfield)
To ask the Secretary of State for War if he will say what are the terms and conditions upon which the present Judge-Advocate-General holds his appointment, and whether and how it can be determined; and whether the present holder of that office is subordinate to the Secretary of State without direct access; to the Sovereign; and, if so, whether there is any precedent for an appointment; on such terms.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The terms and conditions of the present I appointment are as follows: (1) A salary of £2,000 a year; (2) The devotion of his whole time to the duties of the post; (3) The retention of the post until the age of seventy, subject to continued efficiency, but without claim to pension or gratuity on retirement. The present holder is subordinate to the I Secretary of State, without direct access, I to the Sovereign, and in this respect the post of Judge-Advocate of the Fleet may be considered as a precedent.