HC Deb 08 August 1904 vol 139 c1367

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, of the seventeen clerks transferred from the Privy Council to the veterinary staff of the Agricultural Department, ten Protestants got increases of salary varying from £40 to £150 per annum, while of the seven Catholics two got an increase of £32 10s., and five were reduced from £92 to £90, although nominally made permanent, and that the salaries of the Protestant members of the staff average £360, and those of the Catholics £118 11s. 5d.; and, if so, what is the reason for the differentiation.


This is a repetition, in another form, of Questions previously put to me by the same hon. Member. I have nothing to add to the Answers already given.