HC Deb 23 February 1893 vol 9 cc168-9
MR. STANLEY LEIGHTON (Shropshire, Oswestry)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Leutenant of Ireland if he will inform the House of the number and value of Civil Service salaries which will be placed at the disposal of the Home Rule Executive in Ireland, in case the Home Rule Bill becomes law?


I rather deprecate anticipating the Committee stage of the Bill. I fear it would be hardly practicable at the present time to make an approximate statement of the number and value of the salaries referred to.


Has the right hon. Gentleman no information, or does he think that the information would be prejudicial to the Government if he were to give it, as to the number of the Judges and Civil servants in Ireland who will come within the provisions of Clauses 26 to 29 of the Bill?


My hon. Friend has the same means of information as myself. He can refer to the Bill and to the Civil Service Estimates.

MR. SEXTON (Kerry, N.)

As the Committee stage has been anticipated by the question, may I ask whether it is Dot the fact that the salaries and positions of the Judges and all the permanent Civil servants are so guarded by clauses in the Bill that they are not at the disposal of the Home Rule Executive?

[No answer was given.]