§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Longford, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the seven hours system, recommended by the recent Royal Commission, is being applied in Dublin offices; and, if so, whether it would be a ready and economical method of supplying the deficiency in the staff of the Registry of Deeds, and whether it would permit of the daily work being ready for public inspection on the following morning?
§ MR. JACKSON
The Government is in favour of the extension of the seven hours system to the Civil Departments in Dublin wherever practicable and economical. It is already in force in the following Departments:—Chief Secretary's Office, Prisons Office, Fisheries Office, Local Government Board, Office of Works, and Registrar General's Office. 510 It has been sanctioned for the Registry of Deeds, and will, no doubt, facilitate and hasten the process of registration.