§ MR. NANNETTI
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland how many permanent clerks in the veterinary branch of the Irish Agricultural Department have upwards of ten years service and salaries of less than £100 a year; what is the maximum salary which these clerks can attain, and how many years will it take to reach such maximum; how many years service, temporary and permanent, have these clerks under the Crown; and how many years will they have served under their present scale before they become entitled to £1 a week retiring allowance.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) Two of these permanent clerks have upwards of ten years service and salaries of less than £100 a year. The maximum of their present grade is £150, and it will take fifteen years to reach it. These clerks have had three years permanent service and seven and a half years previous temporary service. Retiring allowances are governed by the provisions of the Superannuation Acts, to which the hon. Member is referred.