§ 20. Sir JOHN BUTCHER
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the result of the discussions with the Provisional Government as to the position of rate collectors in Ireland whose collection books were seized by the Irish Republican Army some two years ago, and who were thereby deprived of their fees and earnings; and what arrangements have been made for assessing their pensions or compensation on a fair and equitable basis?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Churchill)
The Provisional Government have undertaken that the officers referred to will be provided for either by the payment of suitable compensation or by suitable re-employment, and they are making inquiry into such cases with a view to early settlement.
§ Sir J. BUTCHER
Will the right hon. Gentleman confer with the Provisional Government in order to see that compensation is paid to them direct?