HC Deb 09 November 1920 vol 134 cc988-9
74. Lieut. - Colonel GUINNESS

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he can give any reason for the delay in settling the salaries of resident magis- trates, in accordance with the Resident Magistrates (Ireland) Act, 1920; whether he is aware that dissatisfaction exists among resident magistrates in consequence of that delay; and whether he will take stops to secure an early settlement?

The CHIEF SECRETARY for IRELAND (Lieut. Colonel Sir Hamar Greenwood)

At the request of the resident magistrates themselves, the scale of salaries proposed under the recent Act is being re-considered, and it is hoped that a decision may be reached at an early date.