MR. HICHAM (Yorkshire, W.R., Sowerby)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state the names of the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests (Ireland); who appoints them, and under what authority; and under what conditions they hold office, both as to emoluments, expenses, and dismissal.
(Answered by Mr. Bryce.) The Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests for Ireland are a body corporate established under the Acts 7 and 8 Vic, c. 97, and 24 and 25 Vic, c. 111. There are two ex-officio Commissioners, namely, the Master of the Rolls and the Lord Chief Baron of Ireland, and eleven Commissioners appointed by His Majesty in Council by Warrant under the Royal Sign Manual. All the Commissioners are removable by His Majesty in Council by similar Warrant. The Commissioners do not receive any emoluments. The expenses of their office are provided by Parliament. Details will be found at page 210 of the printed Estimates for the current financial year. The names of the existing Commissioners are as follows:—
- The Right Hon. Sir A. M. Porter, Bart. (Master of the Rolls).
- The Right Hon. C. Palles (Lord ChiefBaron).
- His Honour Judge Carton.
- The Right Hon. H. E. Chatterton.
- Henry Perry Goodbody, Esq.
- The Right Hon. Mr. Justice Johnson.
- The Most Rev. Archbishop Walsh, D.D.
- Charles Kennedy, Esq.
- The Right Hon. Mr. Justice Boss.
- The Very Rev. J. H. Bernard, D. D.
- The Hon. Gerald Fitzgerald.
- F. C. Pilkington, Esq.
- The Most Rev. Nicholas Donnelly, D.D.