§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What salaries and allowances are now paid to Messrs. Cecil Roche and Hodder, Resident Magistrates; what salaries and allowances were paid them as Sub-Commissioners under the Land Act, 1881; and, what are the average salaries and allowances of Sub-Commissioners and Resident Magistrates at present?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The emoluments of office of the Resident Magistrates named are in each case—salary, £425; commuted forage allowance, £100; allowance for postage, stationery, &c., £8; together with travelling expenses (including subsistence allowance), when incurred. As legal Assistant Commissioners they were each in receipt of salary at the rate of £1,000 a-year; together with travelling expenses (including subsistence allowance) when incurred. Salaries at the same rate and like travelling expenses are still paid to legal Assistant Commissioners. Lay Assistant Commissioners are paid £3 3s. for each day on which they are actually employed. They also are reimbursed the actual cost of locomotion. The average salary of Resident Magistrates, including the extra remuneration of Divisional Magistrates, is about £558 a-year; and the average allowances, including travelling, about £193 a-year.
§ MR. T. M. HEALY
asked, whether it was not a fact that the remuneration of Sub-Commissioners was payable by the day, and that they were liable to dismissal at a day's notice?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
They are under the Land Commission, and I should not like to say anything as to the nature of their tenure of office; but I think the hon. and learned Gentleman is correct.