§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what are the duties of the Under Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; under what statute is the office established and the duties appertaining thereto prescribed and defined.
(Answer.) The duties of the Under Secretary are not defined by statute. He is the permanent representative of the Executive Government in Ireland, and, as such, assists in conducting the general executive business of the country. The office was created in 1777, but not by statute.—(Irish Office.)