HC Deb 25 July 1905 vol 150 c190
MR. JOSEPH DEVLIN (Kilkenny, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Attorney-General for Ireland and the Solicitor-General for Ireland, who were engaged by the Valuation Department in the Court of Appeal, in the case of Armstrong v. The Commissioners in Ireland, were paid in, fees for their services by the appellant; and, if so, will he state what was the amount paid to each of them, and whether the salaries of both these officials include remuneration for such services; and whether, in view of the fact that this was the first opportunity afforded for having the law on the subject expounded, and that the result of the decision in the case has been to increase the amount of revenue derived from Ireland, he will consider the advisability of having the fees paid to the two officials refunded to the appellant.


In this case each of the Law Officers received £48 6s. 0d. in fees, which eventually fell upon the appellant, costs having been awarded against him by the Court. The salaries of the Law Officers do not include remuneration for such services. The reply to the last inquiry is in the negative.