HC Deb 08 June 1917 vol 94 c506
30 and 33. Mr. BYRNE

asked the Chief Secretary (1) if he will say when the Government propose to grant equal pay for equal work in Great Britain and Ireland; if he will consider the claims of men and women workers in Government Departments in Ireland to be placed on the same level as regards pay and bonuses granted to British workers doing similar work; if he will compare the Army Ordnance Department workers' wages in Ireland with Army Ordnance Department workers in Woolwich; and if he will see that there is a levelling up of wages in the two countries; and (2) if he is aware of the wages paid to clerks in Government Departments in Ireland; and if he will cause inquiries to be made into their conditions and recommend the payment of a living wage?


I must refer the hon. Member to the answers given him by the representative of the Treasury on 4th May.