HC Deb 19 February 1919 vol 112 c960W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he is aware that serious dislocation of farming, domestic, and other work in Ireland is being caused through out-of-work donations being given without sufficient discrimination; is a commission paid by the Government to the officials upon the amount of such donations; and will he endeavour to have these donations more strictly confined to those for whom they were intended?


I have been asked to take this question. With regard to the first and third parts of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given on the 17th February to my hon. and learned Friend the Member for York. As regards the second part of the question, officials of the Department engaged in the Employment Exchanges are full time officials in receipt of fixed salaries. In the case of the part-time officials at branch employment offices, there is a smile of remuneration, with a fixed minimum and a fixed maximum in each case, the actual remuneration to be paid within these limits being determined in accordance with the volume of work performed, including the number of payments of out-of-work donation.