§ Mr. HAZLETON
asked the Chief Secretary if he will state under whose control are the offices of the High Court in Ireland; who decides what appointments shall be made therein; and who makes such appointments.
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I understand that the officers of the King's Bench Division, other than those of the Probate Department, are under the control of the Lord Chief Justice. The Probate Department is under the control of the Judge in Probate. The officers of the Chancery Division are under the control of the Lord Chancellor, with the exception of the chief clerks to the Master of the Bolls, and Mr. Justice Barton and certain officers in the Land Judge's Court who are under the control of those judges respectively. Under statutory provisions, the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice, and the Lord Chief Baron, with the concurrence of the Treasury, have determined what officers are requisite for the permanent staff of the Supreme Court, and appointments are made thereto in the manner provided by the Irish Judicature Acts, 1877 to 1897, in respect of the several departments, all junior clerkships being filled by open competition.