§ Mr. O'DOHERTY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he will state the intention of the Government in regard to temporary clerks in Government Departments who volunteered for service at the outbreak of the War and who arc still in receipt of civil pay; and whether, as a reward for their services, they are to be placed on a permanent pensionable basis in the Department to which they originally belonged on their return?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
Temporary clerks who have been allowed "civil pay'' have their civil posts kept open until their return from service with the forces, and the period of absence will count for increment of salary and for gratuity on retirement. I see no reason for any further concession.