§ Mr. H. PLUNKETT (Dublin Co., S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the copying clerks of the Law Courts in Ireland, who are paid by progressive salaries and fees, are entitled to pensions under the provisions of the Government of Ireland Bill; and, if so, which clause or sub-section applies to their case?
MR. J. MORLEY
Scrivenery clerks in the Irish Law Courts are paid by an annual retaining fee, calculated according to the number of folios written. The employment does not qualify for pension or gratuity on retirement; but under Clause 25 (7) and the Fourth Schedule (5) of the Government of Ireland Bill a scrivenery clerk, if removed for any cause other than incapacity or misconduct, may apply to the Treasury, who may award him compensation, having regard to the amount of his retaining fee received out of the moneys provided by Parliament.
§ Mr. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
Will pensions also be provided under the Bill for the charwomen employed at the Castle?
§ [No answer.]