HC Deb 10 April 1905 vol 144 cc1000-1
MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that discontent prevails amongst the staff of the Registry of Deeds, Dublin, owing to the reductions effected by the Treasury in December, 1902, in the number and salaries of the higher posts; and whether, in view of this fact and of the amount of extra work thrown on the Department by the operation of the Irish Land Act of 1903, he will take steps to place the higher posts on the basis which they occupied prior to December, 1902, and to remunerate searchers according to the scale established by the Treasury in 1898.

(Answered by Mr. Victor Cavendish.) This subject has for some time past engaged the attention of the Treasury, and an increase in the number of staff posts has just been sanctioned.