§ Mr. MULDOON
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what the salary as at present fixed is of each clerk of the Crown and Peace in Ireland, under the County Officers and Courts Act, 1877; and whether at the same time he can give the amount fixed by the-Treasury in each case for clerical assistance and office expenses, under Section 27 (4) of the same Statute?
§ Mr. DUKE
The salaries of clerks of the Crown and Peace in Ireland are as shown. in the Vote for "County Court Officers, etc., Ireland," in the current Estimates, except in the case of county Down, where the salary is £750, and in that of county Leitrim, where the salary is at present under consideration on the occasion of a, new appointment. The allowances to these officers, which are shown in the aggregate in the Estimates, were fixed some time ago and are liable to revision as vacancies occur. In view of this liability to variation, it would be misleading to publish those in force at any one time. It must be remembered that these officers are also in nearly all cases the local registering; authorities under the Local Registration of Title (Ireland) Act, 1891, and receive additional salaries and allowances as such.