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Loss Of Steamship "Titanic" (Wreck Commissioner's Inquiry)

Volume 52: debated on Thursday 24 April 1913

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asked on what grounds the Comptroller and Auditor-General has allowed extra fees to be paid to the Law Officers for their services on the "Titanic" Inquiry, that being non-contentious business, and such fees in addition to salary being payable only for contentious business?

The fees in question will only come under the review of the Comptroller and Auditor-General when he examines the Appropriation Account for the year in question, but the hon. Member is mistaken in thinking that the inquiry in question was not contentious business in the recognised meaning of the term.