§ MR. DAWSON
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the Secretary in the General Register Office, Dublin, has lately assumed the title of Assistant Registrar General; whether he is authorised in so doing; whether any new responsibilities have been placed upon this officer; and, whether any increase of salary has been, or is about to be, attached to the office of secretary, in consequence of any new title or duties?
§ MR. TREVELYAN
Mr. Matheson, the Secretary in the Department mentioned, was appointed Assistant Registrar General on the 18th of October, 1879, by the Registrar General with the approval of the then Lord Lieutenant, in accordance with Section 10 of the Act 26 Vict., c. 11. He is, therefore, authorized to assume the title, as he has done for more than three years. The duties and responsibilities are those constituted under the section mentioned, and are only occasional. There is no salary attached to the office, nor is it intended to increase the salary attached to the office of Secretary.