HC Deb 19 April 1923 vol 162 cc2284-5W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the total sum paid in war bonus in the Government Departments in the financial years 1921–22 and 1922–23; and what is the estimated cost of bonus for the present financial year?


The total sums provided for Civil Service bonus in the Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates for 1921–22 and 1922–23 were about. £37¾ 27 millions respectively. On the basis of the average bonus index figure for the year, the sum actually paid in 1922–23 would be about £ ¾millions less than the provision in Estimates. The total provision in the corresponding Estimates for 1923–24 is about £22 millions.


asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether British Customs officers loaned to the Irish Free State are being paid bonuses in accordance with the cost of living in Ireland; and, if so, whether lie will reconsider the position of all British civil servants at present employed in that country and who are now only receiving bonuses on the cost of living in this country?


I understand that bonus is paid by the Free State Government to British officers loaned to it at the same rate as that prescribed by that Government for Irish civil servants. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to him on the 11th April.

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