§ Mr. NANNETTI
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, with reference to paragraph 6 of the Treasury Minute, dated 26th February, 1866, which states that every salary and the classification of every office, except some of the legal departments, is duly submitted in the Annual Estimates for criticism and sanction of Parliament, can he say why such information is not given in the case of the Civil servants employed on the Ordnance Survey of the United Kingdom; and if such information is withheld in the case of any other public Department?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The Civil assistants employed on the Ordnance Survey are not divided into classes with fixed scales of salary; and there would be some difficulty in furnishing a detailed statement of their various rates of pay in the Estimates while the total number of the staff is liable to either increase or decrease, as the requirements of the service necessitate. I shall, however, be glad to consider whether it would be practicable to give some particulars of these officers' remuneration when the Estimates for 1910–11 are prepared.