§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland will he explain why the petitions of several assistant valuers and surveyors of the General Valuation Office (Ireland) for re-adjustment of salary and back pay have not been granted, in view of the fact that 1557 these gentlemen have for a considerable time been promoted, but have hitherto only received the pay and increment of the class from which they have been promoted; and whether the Treasury have granted the same re-adjustment of salary and back pay to Civil servants in various public departments promoted under exactly similar circumstances; and, if so, will he see that similar treatment is given to aggrieved officers of the Valuation Departments?
§ SIR J. T. HIBBERT
These officers were transferred, on promotion, from their old scale to their new scale in accordance with the regulations in force at the time, and they are now receiving the regular increments of their present class. They asked for re-adjustment of their salaries under a Treasury Minute subsequent to the date of their promotion; and the Treasury cannot give retrospective effect to that Minute.