HC Deb 26 July 1909 vol 8 c975W

asked the Secretary to the quarter ended 31st March has been sions committees in Ireland have been paid their salaries for the quarters ended 31st March and 30th June; and, if so, whether he will make arrangements by which these officials will be paid the remuneration coming to them immediately after it becomes due?


In the case of seven committees the payment of the fees for the quarter ended 31st March has been delayed by correspondence as to doubtful items or as to the production of vouchers. In three cases the accounts have not been received or have only been received within the last few days. About half the accounts for the June quarter have been received, but they cannot be paid until returns of the numbers of claims and questions dealt with have been received from the pension officers, but the clerks can obtain advances if they wish under paragraph 9 of the Financial Instructions.