§ MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will make inquiries to ascertain if in any other branches of the Agricultural Department, besides the veterinary branch, the Catholic officials are compelled to serve upwards of eleven years before reaching a salary rate of £100 per annum, while performing duties regarded by the Treasury and the Civil Service Commissioners as of a superior character.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) I have nothing to add to the replies which I have given to tie hon. Member's numerous Questions on the subject. I may, however, repeat that the suggestion that religion enters into the question of promotion is entirely unfounded.