72. Mr. V. ADAMS
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will state in two lump sums the total emoluments in fees and salaries, respectively, received from their offices by successive Attorney-Generals and Solicitor-Generals for England from the beginning of 1926 to the end of 1935?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. W. S. Morrison)
Figures for the period of 10 calendar years ended 31st December, 1935, are not ' immediately available. The total emoluments in fees and salaries during the 10 financial years 1st April, 1925, to 31st March, 1935, were as follow: Attorneys-General, £188,067; Solicitors-General, £114,212.
In view of the Debate to-day, may I ask whether the Government will consider adjusting this, the most fabulous of all anomalies?
§ Mr. MORRISON
That is a matter that can be left to the Debate, but I might point out that the two Select Commitees which examined the matter recommended the present scales of salary.
Is it not true that they have to make tremendous sacrifices in order to accept the posts?