§ MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, seeing that assistant matrons in English prisons are in receipt of higher salaries than those paid to matrons employed in a similar capacity in Ireland, and that the position of the former is superior to that of the latter in regard to dietary arrangements and annual holidays, steps will be taken to place both classes on a footing of equality.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
This is a matter for Departmental consideration. Any representations that may be made by these officers in the Irish Service will be duly considered by the Prisons Board.