HC Deb 08 June 1921 vol 142 c1890W

asked the Chief Secretary if the uniform staff at the State asylum, Dundrum, work from 6.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m., and 8 p.m. on alternate nights, including bank holidays and Sundays, for five consecutive days and are off duty on the sixth day, the only additional time off duty being five hours per month; if he is prepared to grant the staff the benefit of the eight-hour day as is conceded the Broadmoor Asylum since 1st April, 1920, and pay for overtime at the rate of 1s. 11d. per hour, the rate of the Irish prison service for all time exceeding the eight-hour day; and, further, when the increased lodging allowance granted on 1st February, 1920, is to be paid?


I regret that it has not yet been possible to give a decision in regard to the question of overtime and lodging allowance, but I hope to be in a position to do so in the course of the next week. The payment of the increased lodging allowance has been deferred owing to counter proposals having been made by the Inspector of Lunatics, which they regarded as more equitable to the staff.

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