§ MR. BOTTOMLEY
I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether he is aware that Mr. C. J. Stewart, notwithstanding his appointment as Public Trustee, still retains the position of director of a public insurance office; and whether his doing so is with the consent of the Government.
§ *MR. GLADSTONE
Mr. Stewart's appointment as Public Trustee is for a limited number of years; and he is therefore not subject to the regulations which govern the permanent Civil Service. The Prime Minister is informed by the Lord Chancellor that no condition was made on Mr. Stewart's appointment that he should relinquish the directorship in question; but he has been in communication with the Lord Chancellor and with Mr. Stewart on the subject, and he understands that Mr. Stewart is prepared to give up this directorship as he has already given up other positions of a similar kind.