HC Deb 22 December 1916 vol 88 cc1819-20
28. Mr. BYRNE

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if any change is contemplated consequent on the Government taking over charge of the Irish railways; and, if so, what steps will be taken to safeguard the interests of those at present engaged in the Irish Railway Clearinghouse and the other Departments concerned?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question, but I am not in a position at the moment to make a complete statement on this subject. There will presumably be changes in the working of the Irish railways which may in time affect the work of the Irish Clearing-house, but I hope it will be found possible to meet any difficulties that may arise in finding employment for those clerks whose services may be no longer required at the Clearing house.