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Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7: Navy Board Officials 1660-1832
'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: 29 July 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.
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