HC Deb 13 February 1930 vol 235 c620W

asked the President of the Board of Trade why the men employed in the Irish lights service had their bonus reduced last September?


The bonus paid to the staff in the Irish Lighthouse Service is based on the Irish Free State cost-of-living figure, which, for the purposes of bonus, was computed at 75 for the six months ended 31st August, 1929, as against 80 for the six months ended 28th February, 1929. The bonus payable for the six-monthly period, beginning 1st September, 1929, was therefore based on a cost-of-living figure of 75.