§ CAPTAIN CRAIG (Down, E.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state what were the several employments and occupations of Mr. Ennis prior to and at the time of his recent appointment as Registrar of the Court of Appeal, the qualifications required in cases of such appointments, and the salary attached to the office.
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. BIRRELL,) Bristol, N.
Mr. Ennis has not been appointed recently to any office, and is not the Registrar of the Court of Appeal. Thirteen years ago he was appointed to be one of the Registrars of the Chancery Division and he still fills that office. The Judge under whom he acts writes that it would be impossible to have a more capable, loyal, or zealous officer. No qualifications for the appointment of registrar are prescribed by statute. Mr. Ennis was a practising barrister at the date of his appointment and had for the preceding two and a half years hold the post of private secretary to the Lord Chancellor. The salary attached to the office of Registrar in Chancery is £1,000 per annum.