§ Mr. O'DOHERTY
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he will state, in reference to temporary clerks in Government Departments in receipt of civil pay who volunteered at the outbreak of war and were since killed in action, if the Government will direct the Department to which such soldiers belonged to pay to their dependants the increment of salary or gratuity promised on 23rd January last, and make the increment retrospective to date of joining and to continue for six months after the soldier's death?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
The statement that service with the forces counts for increment means that the employé receives while with the forces any increment attaching to his post subject to deductions in respect of military pay. Similarly on the death of an unestablished person serving with the forces his legal personal representatives will receive the gratuity, if any, which they would have received under Section 4 of the Superannuation Act, 1887, as amended by Section 3 of the Superannuation Act, 1914, had such service been in the officer's Department. No other increment or gratuity was referred to in the answer of 23rd January.