Notwithstanding anything in this Act contained, the provisions of Section 8 of The Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1919, relating to the protection of existing officers of local authorities, shall continue to have effect, provided that the Civil Service Committee shall be substituted for the Local Government Board in the said Section, and in the event of any officer of the local authority who holds office on the passing of this Act being required to retire from his office for any cause other than misconduct, he shall be entitled to receive a superannuation allowance for a full maximum period of service, such allowance to be determined by the Civil Service Committee.—[Mr. Moles.]
I beg to move "That the Clause be read a Second time."
I desire to call attention to the fact that this is one of the very few Amendments on the Paper on which representatives of Southern and Northern Ireland are agreed, and I hope the right hon. Gentleman will regard that as a sufficiently good reason why the Government ought to concur. The object of the Clause, I think, is so obvious on the face of it that I need not labour it, and I formally beg to move.