§ Mr. HAZLETON
asked whether the right hon. Gentleman would state why the five clerical assistants in the office of the Chief Crown Solicitor, who are paid out of money voted by Parliament, are appointed by the Chief Crown Solicitor instead of being assigned by the Civil Service Commissioners; and whether in future, in the making of such appointments in this and similar offices, the Irish Government will see that the power of appointment rests with the Civil Service Commissioners?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The arrangement by which the assistants in the Chief Crown 1393 Solicitor's Office are appointed by the Chief Crown Solicitor was sanctioned by the Treasury in 1888, and is common to all Solicitors' Departments in the public service. It is not proposed to alter it.