HC Deb 19 February 1917 vol 90 cc1010-1W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he will state the reason why under the new prisons scheme married warders residing in Government quarters have been given and are in receipt of 1s. 6d. per week more than married men living in private houses; is he aware that since the promulgation of the new scheme married warders who have been transferred out of Government quarters are still in receipt of the higher salary; that this distinction has placed warders with short service residing in Government quarters on the same weekly pay as other warders with four or five years' more service, and that a feeling of resentment at present prevails throughout the service owing to such a distinction; and will he now authorise that in this respect the increase will be brought up to the same level all round?


I am getting reports on the working of the new scales of pay. When I receive them I will consider whether I ought to make representations to the Treasury on the subject.