HC Deb 09 April 1883 vol 277 c1812

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If any decision has been arrived at as to extra allowances to prison warders in Ireland, in reference to their extra duties performed under the Peace Preservation (Ireland) Act; and, if so, when any such allowances are likely to be paid?


Sir, I presume the hon. Member for Londonderry (Mr. Lewis) intends his Question to refer to duties performed in connection with the custody of prisoners under the Protection of Person and Property Act, seeing that the General Prisons Board made certain recommendations to the Government on that subject. Those recommendations were of a very extensive character, and the Board was informed by His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant that they were quite inadmissible in consequence of their unlimited form. His Excellency invited the Board to submit the cases of any individual officers whom it was desired to recommend for extra remuneration on the ground of exceptional responsibility or of expenses out of pocket. This communication was made to the Board on the 5th of February last; but no reply has since been received.