HC Deb 02 March 1904 vol 130 c1484

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that there is not any special provision whereby employees on guaranteed light railways in Ireland may become entitled to pensions after long and efficient service, he can hold out any immediate hope that these public servants will have their interests in this matter considered in a Government Bill.


Employees on such railways are in the same position as officials on other railways and commercial undertakings. There are no special reasons for differentiating in favour of the former, and I cannot therefore hold out any hope in the direction suggested by the hon. Member.

In reply to a further Question, Mr. WYNDHAM said the matter was entirely one for the railway companies and he had no right to interfere.