§ MR. STANLEY LEIGHTON (Shropshire, Oswestry)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he will lay before Parliament a complete list of the Civil Service appointments which, under the Bill for the future government of Ireland, are to be placed at the disposal of the future Irish Government, together with the salaries or wages attached to them; and, whether any provision will be made to give the present holders of such situations redress in case of dismissal for political reasons?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY) (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
I really do not think it would be reasonable to put upon the Public Departments, whose time is already pretty fully occupied, the duty of preparing a list which, 1827 as I have previously explained to my hon. Friend, is already practically given in the Civil Service Estimates. The intention is that the whole of the Civil servants in Ireland, with the exception of those who may be in the service of the Imperial Government, will be under the Government of Ireland, and provision is made in the Bill now before the House to meet the case of those whose services may be dispensed with.
§ MR. STANLEY LEIGHTON
asked whether the right hon. Gentleman would object to the number and a lump sum being given, which it would not perhaps take so much time for the Office to furnish?
§ MR. JOHN MORLEY
No. I think I might supply the hon. Gentleman with that amount of information if he would put another Question in a day or two.