HC Deb 09 March 1922 vol 151 c1518W
Colonel NEWMAN

asked the Chief Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the exceptionally low rate of pension on which resident magistrates who have served in their office for many years, often in positions of great personal danger, are being retired; and, having regard to the dangers to which they have been exposed as compared with an ordinary civilian service, will he represent that they should be more generously dealt with?


Resident magistrates who have retired have, in common with all other classes of civil servants, received pensions calculated in accordance with the rules prescribed by the Superannuation Acts. Under Article 10 of the Treaty the Government of the Irish Free State has undertaken to pay fair compensation on terms not less favourable than those accorded by the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, to any resident magistrate who is discharged by it, or who retires in consequence of the change of Government.