§ LORD FREDERICK CAVENDISH
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether it is proposed that the Legal Departments Commission should inquire into the administrative departments of the Courts of Justice of Scotland and Ireland; and, if not, when and in what manner it is intended that the inquiry recommended by the Select Committee on Civil Service Expenditure in 1873 should be completed?
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHE-QUER
, in reply, said, that in the first instance it was proposed that the inquiry by the Legal Departments Commissioners should be confined to England. There were, however, certain questions arising in the Lord Advocate's Department which satisfied them that inquiry ought to be made on the subject. It would also be seen from the Report that it was desirable to extend the inquiry to Ireland. It was proposed, however, that the inquiry with regard to Ireland should 172 be conducted by a different body, the constitution of which had not yet been determined upon.