18. Mr. NUGENT
asked what new Departments have been created in Ireland since the start of the War, the names of the Departments, the names of the head of each Department and secretaries, and the salaries paid in each case, together with the total salaries paid per annum; and how many of the staff were, at the time of their appointments, Civil servants?
§ Mr. DUKE
Except the Wages Board (Ireland), I think there is nothing which could properly be called a new Department created in Ireland since the outbreak of War. Many Civil servants have undertaken new or additional duties under the Ministries which deal with the administrative problems arising out of the War, and some temporary appointments have been made in connection with the same classes of work. I will consider the question of a Return as to the new appointments.