HC Deb 08 June 1920 vol 130 c246W

(Clitheroe) asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, in view of the difficult nature of the prison warders' duties and the present isolated nature of their position and families, he will take steps to have these officers paid in cash for overtime performed on escort duty, as obtains in the English prison service; whether he is aware that overtime performed on escort duty involves extra expense to the officers, which is paid from their own pockets, and that time off in lieu cannot possibly compensate these officers as in the case of overtime performed in their own prison; and whether he will give this matter his consideration?


The question of overtime in the Irish prison service is being considered in connection with the representations on the subject from the Prison Officers' Representative Council.