HC Deb 22 May 1905 vol 146 c968
MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can explain why certain competent clerks in the veterinary branch of the Agricultural Department have been deprived of all hope of promotion, and, after more than ten years service, are limited to a practically stationary salary of £95 a year, whilst other persons of less experience and not superior in qualification have been brought in at much higher salaries to do the same class of work.


The facts are precisely the reverse of what is stated in the Question. On the 11th instant † I informed the hon. Member that these clerks are on the scale of salary proper to the grade to which they belong, that is to say, a scale increasing by annual increments up to £150 a year.


In view of this public scandal will the right hon. Gentleman order an inquiry?


I do not think there is any ground whatever for an inquiry.