§ MR. GINNELL (Westmeath, N.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will furnish a list of the payments, if any, to be made to the Dublin and Belfast Commissioners respectively, appointed by Section 6 of the Irish Universities Act, or, if no sums have been fixed, the rate or scale according to which they are to be paid.
(Answered by Mr. Hobhouse.) No remuneration is payable to the Commissioners, but they will receive payment for expenses incurred by them according
§ who supplied the figures to the Royal Commission, have been good enough to furnish me with similar particulars published by them on 1st July, 1908. These figures are based on gross tonnage and not on net tonnage, as in the case of the statistics published by the Board of Trade. The particulars are as follows:
|Number of Steamers afloat of all nationalities (excluding warships) of 2,000 tons gross and over, according to Lloyd's Register Book, published on 1st July, 1908—|
|2,000 to 2,999||2,359|
|3,000 to 3,999||2,012|
|4,000 to 4,999||1,173|
|5,000 and above||1,199|
§ to the usual scale for members of Royal Commissions.