HC Deb 27 November 1922 vol 159 c310W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is intended to include in the expression "other public servant" in Article 10 of the Irish Treaty all persons who draw their salary from public funds and who are already pensionable?


I have no authority to decide upon the application of Article 10 of the Treaty; but I am advised that the words "other public servant" therein should properly be given a significance not less wide than that given to the words "Irish officer" in Section 58 of the Government of Ireland Act, 1920. Whether any particular case comes within the provisions of Article 10 of the Treaty must necessarily depend upon the circumstances of that case.