HC Deb 01 June 1921 vol 142 cc1041-2

asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware of the discontent among the prison officers owing to the delay in promulgating the assimilation scheme; when this will come into force; when it is intended to adjust the pensions of prison officers who retired since 1st April, 1920, and who have not received the benefit of the full percentage to their pensions in accordance with the National Whitley Council Report; and whether it is proposed to pay the temporary staff the bonus due to them from 1st March last?


The decisions of the Treasury on the several outstanding matters arising out of the assimilation of the Irish to the English prison service have now been received, and will be promulgated within the next few days. The consequential adjustment of pensions affected will follow. In regard to the closing part of the question, all the temporary staff in the Irish prisons service are in receipt of the bonus due to them from 1st March last.