§ MR. JOSEPH DEVLIN (Kilkenny, N.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that Treasury sanction has been obtained for increases of fifty per cent, and upwards in the salaries of certain officials in the Agricultural Department, some of whom had been only about two years in the Department's service, whilst at the same time unsuccessful applications were made to the Treasury for increases of less than 1s. a week in the salaries of clerks in the veterinary branch who had been engaged on the same class of work for a decade; and whether he will explain why the latter are denied the right of promotion to higher posts as opportunity offers.† See page 978.
§ MR. WALTER LONG
This Question, in other forms, has been repeatedly answered. I refer in particular to the reply given by my right hon. friend the Member for Dover to the Question put by the hon. Member for East Mayo on June 30th † last.