Secretaries to the Committees of Accounts and Stores 1807-29

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.M. Collinge

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1978

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28

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'Secretaries to the Committees of Accounts and Stores 1807-29', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7: Navy Board Officials 1660-1832 (1978), pp. 28. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16837 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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Secretaries to the Committees of Accounts and Stores 1807-29

In 1796 the Chief Clerks in the Office for Bills and Accounts and in the Office for Stores were required to act as Secretaries to the Committees of Accounts and Stores. (fn. 1) In 1807 two distinct offices of Secretary to the Committee of Accounts and Secretary to the Committee for Stores were created with salaries of £800. Appointments to the offices were made by the Navy Board on the recommendation of the respective Committees. (fn. 2) Following criticism from the Select Committee on Income and Expenditure, it was provided in 1819 that the officials should forthwith be styled Assistant Secretaries, and that future holders of the offices should receive a salary of £650 rising by annual increments of £10 to £800. In 1822 the salary for future holders was again reduced to £500 rising by annual increments of £10 to £650. (fn. 3) The offices were discontinued in 1829 on the abolition of the Committees.

SECRETARY TO THE COMMITTEE OF ACCOUNTS
1807 7 Dec. Yeats, G.
1824 5 May Foster, C. W.
SECRETARY TO THE COMMITTEE FOR STORES
1807 7 Dec. Derrick, C.
1818 27 Oct. Graham, C.

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1 Order in council 8 June 1796 (17th Rept. on Finance, 331-2).
2 Order in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 39-40).
3 Orders in council 11 Oct. 1819 (PC 2/201 pp. 522-5) and 28 March 1822 (PC 2/204 pp. 110-13). The salaries provided were respectively those of first class (first section) and first class (second section) clerks.