HC Deb 24 June 1903 vol 124 cc395-6
MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether the scale of salaries and dietary, applying to assistant matrons in English prisons, apply to those employed in a similar capacity in Ireland; and, if not, will he say in what essential particulars the scales differ.


Assistant matrons in Irish convict prisons are paid salaries of £49, rising by £2 triennially to £55. In local prisons the scale is £35, by £1 a year to £45. They are all provided with furnished apartments, fuel, light and uniform, and a number of them receive extra allowances of from £5 to £15 a year for special duties. There are no scales of dietary, and no allowances in lieu of rations. I must refer the hon. Member to my right hon. friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department for information as to the corresponding scales in the English Prison Service.