§ MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)
I bog to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if the Clerks of the Peace, appointed under the provisions of 1 George IV., c. 27, and who now hold office during good behaviour, and are entitled to special pensions under the County Officers and Courts Acts, Sec. 24, are included in the Schedule and amended Clauses of the Government of Ireland Bill, 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?
*MR. J. MORLEY
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 Section 24 of the County Officers and Courts Act, 1877. The Bill, therefore, does touch these officers.