HC Deb 03 August 1882 vol 273 cc600-1

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Government have any intention of appointing, or considering the appointment, of Mr. Clifford Lloyd to the post of Assistant Under Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, vacated by the resignation of Colonel Bracken-bury?


His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has appointed Mr. E. G. Jenkinson to fill the office rendered vacant by the resignation of Colonel Brackenbury. Mr. Jenkinson was a Civil servant in India, who early in his career displayed such courage and ability that he was thanked by the Governor General in Council, and subsequently had the approbation of Her Gracious Majesty the Queen conveyed to him by direct despatch from the India Office. Few men have ever had the opportunity of doing more brilliant public service at so early an age, and no man could have taken advantage of the opportunity more effectually than he did. Since then lie has filled with distinction a series of offices in India as high as a man of his standing could reasonably be expected to hold, because he is still in the prime of life. Judging from his training and antecedents, and from a knowledge of the manner in which Mr. Jenkinson conducts the business of administration, gathered during an intimate association in public work during the last two years, I am satisfied that he will efficiently discharge the arduous duties of his office.


desired to know what were the terms of the appointment?


I think the office is held during pleasure—exactly as an Under Secretary.


In the same way as his predecessor held the office?