HC Deb 20 April 1893 vol 11 c785
MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if it is the case that Clerks of the Peace, appointed under the provisions of 1 Geo. 4, c. 27, and who now hold office during good behaviour, and are entitled to special pensions under the County Officers and Courts Acts, s. 24, are included in the Schedule and amended Clauses of the "Bill for the better Government of Ireland," dealing with the position and pensions of Irish Civil Servants and other officials; and, if not, in what manner he proposes to deal with their interests?


The Clerks of the Peace in Ireland are not Civil Servants. They are County and not Government Officers; they are paid partly by fees and partly by salaries fixed by the Grand Jury Acts, paid out of the County Cess and presented by the Grand Juries, as is also the special pension under Sec. 24 of the County Officers and Courts Act, 1877. The Bill, therefore, does not touch these officers.