MR. P. O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether there is a pension scale for rural postmen in Ireland; what is the age, number of years' service, and pension on retirement; and what pension is a man entitled to who has given 35 years' service, and whose wages are now 17s. per week?
§ * SIR J. FERGUSSON
Rural postmen, like other Civil Servants, come under the provisions of the Superannuation 878 Act, 1859. Except in case of infirmity, mental or bodily, no one can be pensioned under the age of 60. In that, case the number of years' service regulates the pension. For 35 years' service at 17s. a week it would be £25 17s. 0d., being one-sixtieth of his pay for each year of service.