CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - COURTS OF JUSTICE STENOGRAPHERS.

asked the Minister for Home Affairs whether he can state how many official stenographers will be required to execute Section 63 of the Courts of Justice Bill, and what is the estimated total cost of this service, including salaries, bonus, allowances and travelling expenses.

Eight stenographers should suffice for the purpose of the Section in question, and the maximum cost of this service may provisionally be estimated at £4,000. Every effort will, of course, be made to keep the cost to a minimum.