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- 989 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.