§ Mr. MARTIN
asked the Secretary for the Colonies what payments were made by his Department during the financial years 1905–6, 1906–7, 1907–8, 1908–9, 1909–10, 1910–11, 1911–12, and the expired portion of 1912–13 to Members of Parliament being barristers, giving the name and amount in each case.
Assuming that my hon. Friend refers to funds directly administered by my Department, the reply 1821W to his inquiry appears to be that the hon. Member for St. George's, Hanover Square, drew salary as Secretary of State for the Colonics at £5,000 a year from 1st April, 1905, to 10th December, 1905, and that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War drew salary at the rate of £1,500 a year from 16th April, 1908, to 23rd March, 1911.