HC Deb 02 November 1916 vol 86 cc1842-3W

asked the Attorney-General for Ireland whether in making appointments, patronage or otherwise, he has imposed, or will impose, any restric- tions or terms on the new office holders as a result of the War; and does the question of military age effect all candidates?


The only appointments that have been made by or on the advice of the Attorney-General for Ireland have been those of certain members of the Bar to act as junior counsel in the prosecution of criminal offences or in connection with the legal work of certain Government Departments, and also of certain members of the solicitors' profession to act as Crown solicitors in Ireland. For all practical purposes the only suitable persons available for such positions in Ireland are of military age, but the Attorney-General is considering the question as to how far in all future appointments of the kind it would be possible to limit them to the duration of the War.