§ MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the Ridley Commission of 1889, which inquired into Civil Service appointments, recommended scales of salary for positions above the rank of Second Division, namely, the scale of £200 to £500 as suitable for the majority of such appointments; whether the Treasury accepted these recommendations; and whether he will urge the adoption of this scale for future appointments in Irish Departments, and have the present salaries adjusted to this scale instead of allowing them to be settled on personal grounds.
(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) The Treasury did not think it desirable to establish the absolute uniformity of scale 461 recommended by the Royal Commission. I see no reason for any change in the scales in force which have been settled both in Irish and English Departments according to their several requirements.