HC Deb 20 April 1893 vol 11 cc758-9
MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if he would grant a Return showing the salaries paid to Catholic and Protestant officials respectively in Ireland, with the rank and name in each case?


I find, as I expected, that there are no records in existence which would enable mo to answer this question or procure such a Return. Such records as exist afford no information on the point referred to by my hon. and learned Friend.


Would the right hon. Gentleman have any difficulty in giving a Return of the names and salaries of every person connected with the administration in Ireland? We could supply the other portion for ourselves.


No doubt one could easily prepare a list of all the officers connected with the administration in Ireland, but, the Return asked for would he contrary to precedent. I am inclined to think it could be found in such a work as Thorn's.

MR. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)

May I suggest that care should be taken in the case of such a Return in view of the possible injury that might be inflicted on Protestants?


There was a Return given some time ago as regards the Magistrates, and that probably was in the mind of my hon. and learned Friend when he put the question; but then, if I remember right, no religions of individuals were given, but only aggregates for counties.