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Another burst of 1909 Hansard trawling

Thin pickings today, alas.

Will the wrongs done Erin never cease?

Mr. NANNETTI asked the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether, seeing that the staff of the Ordnance Survey in Ireland represents over 40 per cent, of the total staff of the United Kingdom, he will say why only two members of the staff are on the President's list for the higher rates of pay out of a total of eighteen?

Sir E. STRACHEY The disparity is due to the fact that the more important posts which give the holders precedence for promotion to the President's list are held by assistants serving elsewhere than in Ireland. In most undertakings the responsibility falls on the personnel at headquarters, and naturally where responsibility falls remuneration follows, and this is the case on the Ordnance Survey of the United Kingdom.

That which we all wish would go away, income tax:

Mr. VINCENT KENNEDY asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state the proportion which the Income Tax assessment on which taxes were contributed by Ireland bears to that of Great Britain for the years 1907–8 and 1908–9?

The 1908 rake for Ireland was £1,154,000, and that for Great Britain £32,149,000, accounting to 3.42% and 95.37% respectively

And what were the nation's lags being fed?

Mr. RENTON asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Chinese pork is supplied to His Majesty's prisons?

Mr. GLADSTONE The pork used in convict prisons is obtained from the Admiralty and the Parkhurst Prison Farm. The Admiralty get no Chinese pork. A very small quantity of pork is used in a few local prisons, and is purchased from the local meat contractors. The Commissioners are unable to say whether the pork obtained from the local contractors is Chinese or not.
Anyone who has watched 'Deadwood' will be alarmed by the prospect of Chinese pork....

The things people ask:

Mr. BOWERMAN asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the average monthly prices of fat and town tallow in Manchester, Liverpool, and London for each month from February, 1908, to July, 1909, inclusive?

The table is very badly laid out, so I cannot either moan about the bargain tallow unavailable to Londoners or crow about the North West was getting shafted. If anyone fancies deciphering the table, be my guest.

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Blogger James Higham said... 1:20 pm

fat and town tallow

Is there much difference between town tallow and country tallow?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 1:50 pm

Never have I felt the need for a tallow correspondent more keenly.

Any passing tallow experts are encouraged to pass on tallow-related insights.  

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