HC Deb 19 March 1928 vol 215 cc7-8
21. Sir W. DAVISON

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he is aware of the serious hardships which are being endured by ex-British civil servants in Southern Ireland, many of whom have been without salary or pension for several years notwithstanding the special rights conferred upon them by Article 10 of the Irish Treaty and the express guarantees of the British Government; and what action the Government propose to take in the matter?


So far as I am aware, the number of cases of the kind to which my hon. Friend refers is very limited, and I hope that circumstances will soon permit of these cases being disposed of.


Are there not many cases of people previously with substantial salaries who have had neither employment, pay, nor pension for two and a half years, and does not the right hon. Gentleman realise the terrible hardship which is entailed, many of the wives having to go out to work?


My information is that there are only a few cases of those who have not yet received compensation pending this matter being decided. If my hon. Friend has any information of cases of hardship, I shall be glad if he will communicate with me.

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