§ Mr. MARTIN
asked the President of the Local Government Board what payments were made by his Department during the financial years 1905–6, 1906–7, 1907–8, 1908–9, 1909–10, 1910–11, 1911–12, and the expired portion of 1912–13, to Members of Parliament being barristers, giving the name and amount in each case?
§ Mr. BURNS
Apart from payments made from time to time to the Law Officers of the Crown in respect of proceedings in the Courts, I do not find that my Department has during the period in question made any payments to Members of Parliament being barristers with the exception of an item of £2 7s. paid to Lord Robert Cecil in 1908.