§ MR. FETHERSTONHAUGH
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will state to whom it is proposed to transfer the power and 1303 duty of lighting, heating, arid maintaining the courts and offices of the Supreme Court of Judicature in Ireland as from the 31st March, 1909; whether the cost of doing so is at present defrayed out of the moneys voted by Parliament to the Board of Public Works; and has this cost been considered in estimating the the future liabilities of the Irish Council.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The cost of lighting, heating, and maintaining the courts and offices referred to is at present defrayed out of the Vote for Public Works and Buildings, Ireland. Under the Irish Council Bill this cost will not-fall upon the Irish Fund. As to the arrangements to be made for the future performance of this work, I would refer to Clause 21 (3) of the Bill.