HC Deb 11 April 1928 vol 162 cc1233-4W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the fact that the cost of living in Ireland is now estimated at 90 per cent. over pre-War figures, he will consider the advisability of awarding a commensurate bonus to British civil servants stationed in Ireland, such as servants of the Ministry of Pensions, who are receiving only the same bonus as those stationed in this country where the cost of living is appreciably lower?


Bonus is payable to the staff in Southern Ireland of Imperial Departments such as the Ministry of Pensions in accordance with the agreement of the, National Whitley Council Cost of Living Committee of the 8th May, 1920, which cannot in my view be regarded as abrogated by the arrangements made by the Free State Govern meat as regards remuneration of staffs now payable from Irish funds.

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