§ MR. J. HENDERSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General whether he has made any estimate of the number of official appointments throughout the country of assistants, deputies, and clerks, which will be necessary to establish the department of the public trustee; the total amount of the salaries of such officials; the cost of office accommodation and general expenses of the proposed department; and if he will lay such estimate upon the Table of the House.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir JOHN WALTON, Leeds, S.)
No such estimate has been made, and it would be premature to make one. I would remind the hon. Member that the services of officials already holding office will be utilised as far as possible for the machinery of the Bill.