HC Deb 01 July 1913 vol 54 cc1669-70
80. Mr. BRADY

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention has been called to the recently published evidence before the Royal Commission on the Civil Service by Mr. Commissioner Bailey, of the Irish Land Commission, in which he stated that there are a number of temporary or non-established clerks now employed in that office doing good work, and who have been employed in the service of the State for many years, but have no pension rights, and that the Treasury have no more than one occasion when applied to by the Commissioners refused to sanction pensions to these officials; and what steps the Government is prepared to take to remove the grievance of these officials?


My attention has been called to Mr. Commissioner Bailey's evidence. The question of the position of the various classes of officers in the un-established Civil Service is a large one, and any recommendations which the Royal Commission may make on the subject will require very careful consideration. The case of the Land Commission can hardly be dealt with apart from the rest of the Civil Service.