§ Mr. GUINEY
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there are at present engaged in Ireland in the administration of the National Insurance Act a number of Inland Revenue officers who have been retired on pension; how many of these 49W pensioners are so employed; have these appointments been made by the Irish Insurance Commissioners; and have the Commissioners in fixing their salaries taken into consideration the amount of their pensions?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
No Inland Revenue officers who have retired on pension are engaged in the administration of the National Insurance Act in Ireland. Some of the Customs and Excise officers who volunteered to return to duty are being temporarily re-employed on revenue, not insurance work, in order to set free officers for duties in connection with Part I. of the National Insurance Act. These retired officers are paid by the Board of Customs and Excise, and during the period of their re-employment payment of their pensions is suspended.