§ MR. HAZLETON
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the increase of the salary of the assistant clerk in charge of accounts under the Local Government Board from a maximum of £200 to £250 rising to £350 a year is a permanent increase; and whether, in view of the fact that the increase of work under the Labourers Act, which is the ground of the increase, is only temporary, he will see that the normal scale of salary of £200 a year is reverted to when the extra work under the Labourers Act comes to an end.
I beg also to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the change in the maximum salary of the clerk in charge of accounts under the Local Government Board from £450 to £500, in consequence of the increase of work and responsibility due to the passing of the Labourers Act, is a permanent increase upon the Estimates; whether the increase of work and responsibility due to the passing of the Labourers Act is only temporary; and if so, can he explain why the salary of this office has been permanently increased merely because of a temporary increase of work.
§ MR. CHERRY
The increased salaries of the clerk in charge of accounts and assistant clerk in charge of accounts are intended to be permanent, seeing that the increased work and responsibility of these officers due to the passing of the Labourers Act will be to all intents and purposes permanent. The financial transactions under that Act will not terminate for sixty-eight and a half years, and the hon. Member will scarcely expect me to make any promise as to the reduction of the salaries at the end of that period.