§ MR. FIELD
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he will state the number of months sick leave the late Mr. Gleadowe had during the year immediately preceding his appointment as assistant comptroller and auditor; for what length of time did he occupy the latter position, and what sick leave did he have during this period; and whether, contrary to the Exchequer and Audit Department Act, he was selected for the position of assistant comptroller and auditor by the permanent officials of the Treasury.
(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) Mr. Gleadowe has been dead more than four years, and in these circumstances, I am not prepared to make inquiries as to the amount of his sick leave. His appointment was made in accordance with the provisions of the Exchequer and Audit Department Act.