§ Mr. WATT
asked what was the profit derived during the years 1910 and 1911, respectively, from the Scrivenery Department of the Law Courts; how many clerks are employed in that department; what is the length of the holiday allowed to these clerks; and what is the average wage per annum distributed to these clerks?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
After allowing for the wages of the writers in the Scrivenery Department and for management, there was a balance in 1910 of £1,427 4s. 9½d., and in 1911 of £1,465 6s. 0½d., but from these sums must be deducted expenses for housing, firing, lighting, stationery, etc., the exact amount of which cannot be ascertained for the Scrivenery Department separately from the rest of the High Courts of Justice. The number of writers is forty-two and they have three weeks' leave in the year. Their average earnings for the last ten years amounted to £160 10s. per annum.