§ 52. Mr. JOHN GUEST
asked the Chief Secretary whether the principal of the publicity branch of his office receives a 1046 salary from the Ministry of Health Vote; what salary he receives; and, in view of the fact that his services are apparently not required by the Ministry of Health, whether they will be dispensed with as unnecessary if paid for from the Irish Office Vote?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
The Principal of the Publicity Branch, who is lent by the Ministry of Health, continues to draw his salary, which is at the rate of £800 per annum plus bonus, from the Vote of that Department. The Ministry of Health is one of a number of Departments which have at considerable inconvenience placed the services of experienced officers at the disposal of the Irish Government. The arrangements made are in accordance with usual rules of the service, and there is no reason for departing from this arrangement on the present occasion.